Aspen City Action Lab

The Aspen City Action Lab works with a select number of cities with significant Latino populations to generate long-term, inclusive economic growth through business ownership. The Lab provides city-specific data, increases collaboration, connects local leaders with federal policymakers and investors to leverage public funding and private philanthropy. Local Aspen City Steering Committees, made up of local cross-sector leaders, craft an overarching vision for inclusive growth and develop an inclusive and accountable plan of action. 

San Bernardino City Initiative

The City of San Bernardino, in partnership with California State University San Bernardino will establish the Entrepreneurial Resource Center (ERC) to provide a centrally located and easily accessible downtown hub for small business training and technical assistance. The ERC will offer assistance to new and existing businesses across sectors, especially high growth sectors such as climate solutions and cybersecurity, and formalize coordination and collaboration among entrepreneurial support organizations. The ERC will also include a Downtown Food Entrepreneurship Hub to provide much-needed assistance and resources for area residents interested in opening a food-based business.

Expected Milestones:
  • Identify a location for the ERC (In progress) 
  • Develop an operational model for this collaboration (In progress) 
  • Create an outreach and communications strategy for the center 
  • Launch the center

To learn about the socioeconomic characteristics, capital landscape and place-based insights for San Bernardino and our other cities visit our City Action Lab Insights Dashboards.