Ventures are all around us. They’re the people who build websites, sell homemade jewelry, offer cooking lessons, or run a blog.
But few policymakers have visibility into their numbers and economic impact. We’re out to change that.
Our latest round of research looks at how these online microbusinesses have helped communities during the pandemic — and how communities are helping these ventures in return.
The Fall 2020 report aims to help policymakers and economic developers by displaying:
- How many ventures there are in the U.S. across different types of communities.
- The impact ventures have on increasing median incomes and decreasing unemployment rates.
- Who the people behind ventures are and how they’ve fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, also broken down by gender and race.
- What industries have