Tim Sullivan, CEO of NJEDA, joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the challenges facing small businesses and what Biden’s stimulus plan means for small businesses. He also highlighted Governor Phil Murphy’s small business COVID-relief programs and how they successfully reached many of the hardest-hit businesses.
Adenah Bayoh, real estate developer, owner of 3 IHOPs, and founder of Cornbread, her own line of farm-to-table soul food restaurants, recently appeared on Yahoo Finance to discuss her own challenges accessing a PPP loan despite retaining her employees. She also talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the restaurant industry and the latest fiscal stimulus.
Andrew Goodman Foundation Executive Director Alexandria Harris joined MSNBC before and after the 2020 Presidential election to discuss the organization’s youth voting data and the role that students and young voters played in the 2020. Watch one of her interviews below.
We launched a 3-part webinar series for our client HNTB, one of oldest and the largest transportation infrastructure companies in North America. The series, “Doing Business with HNTB,” was designed to expand the HNTB Partners Program, which is focused on identifying minority and women-owned businesses to work with the company on its projects.
The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program was featured in an ROI-NJ article spotlighting its success in ensuring access to grants for small, minority, and women-owned businesses that were locked out of other public sector funding programs. The article also highlighted how many of the businesses were from the communities most affected by the public health crisis.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced a partnership with Morgan Stanley to address systemic barriers and financial equity for entrepreneurs of color and women. The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab has been accepted as the first “approved accelerator” in NJ Accelerate, an NJEDA program focused on helping historically underrepresented startups access leading accelerator programs. This first of its kind collaboration was featured in Black Enterprise, Reuters, Forbes, and NJ Tech Weekly. Check out the Black Enterprise article below.
Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) Fellow and Founder of the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project Evan Malbrough was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution discussing the impact of the poll worker shortage on the Georgia elections, and his work in partnership with AGF to recruit student poll workers to fill the gaps.
Teen Vogue recently featured Erica Fischer-Kaslander, Executive Director of Passaic County CASA, as she discusses the uptick in domestic violence cases throughout the county as a result of the stay at home orders. The article also discusses strategies and options for those who are isolated with an abuser.
With the closure of colleges and university campuses and election primaries being either postponed or attracting decreased participation due to COVID-19, AGF is organizing its programs to meet new challenges faced by college students and minority voters.
Because of the widespread implications of AGF’s work, TDG hosted a media briefing to educate the media about voter suppression and the impacts of COVID-19 on the election. We secured the participation of 13 national outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. We also generated 5 stories as a result of the call.