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Small Business Center

Empowering Immigrant Businesswomen: Cooperative Strives for Collective Ownership

February 27, 2024

In the Twin Cities, the Ignite Business Women Investment Group, formed by Black immigrant entrepreneurs, stands as a powerful testament to resilience and unity. With a shared vision to overcome obstacles like discriminatory landlords and a dearth of suitable commercial spaces, these 27 women collectively have invested nearly $300,000 and have acquired their first property, the Shingle Creek Center, a vibrant strip center housing 18 storefronts.

Read more about their inspiring journey and the impact of their efforts on the local business landscape in Next City.

By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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