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B.U.I.L.D. Collaborative

In 2016, Dallas was ranked

272nd among 274 large American cities

in overall inclusion by the Urban Institute.

The Dallas Small Business Ecosystem exists to ensure that small business growth is inclusive and addresses city’s historic economic opportunity gap.

B.U.I.L.D. (Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Dallas), also known as the Dallas Small Business Ecosystem, launched in 2020 to help address the significant gap in resources and funding available to people of color, women, underrepresented entrepreneurs and small business owners in southern Dallas.

B.U.I.L.D. is a collaborative of organizations working to close this gap together.

During a time when countless small business owners and entrepreneurs in Dallas are navigating unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to resources, training and financial support is even scarcer and needed now more than ever before.

The B.U.I.L.D. Collaborative is focused on aligning resources, improving coordination, and executing on a comprehensive strategy.


Contact Name:  Demetra Brown