Project Equity creates lasting impact through our national and regional partnerships and targeted government-based initiatives. We know data is critical to understanding a problem and documenting our approach to a solution. Our team conducts detailed analyses of the regions where we work to inform our partnerships and business outreach plans. For example, we document the number of businesses owned by baby boomers and identify legacy businesses in each community, revealing the potentially devastating effect of losing these companies.
We’ve worked with many government partners including the cities of Berkeley, Fremont, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Long Beach, Tucson and Miami; Los Angeles and Miami-Dade counties; and Los Angeles Council District 9. We also contract and work closely with Small Business Development Centers and Workforce Development Boards.
Our regional partners include mission-aligned nonprofits, such as Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Los Angeles), Nexus Community Partners (Twin Cities), Whatcom Community Foundation (state of Washington), Local First Arizona, state employee ownership centers and the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative.
Our national partners include organizations such as the Employee Ownership Expansion Network, The ESOP Association, The Beyster Institute, Sustainable Economies Law Center and the Democracy at Work Institute.