The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) recently published a report entitled “Small Business, Big Dreams” that focuses on the successes and challenges of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs operating small businesses in low-income communities. 

Created to help fill a gap in existing data, the report highlights innovative strategies used by economic development organizations that serve low-income AAPI entrepreneurs, specifically nine National CAPACD member organizations that provide culturally competent business counseling and technical assistance services: 

  • Asian Economic Development Association 

  • Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program 

  • Asian Services in Action 

  • Business Center for New Americans 

  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services 

  • Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment 

  • Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources 

  • Philadelphia Chinatown Community Development Center 

  • Renaissance Economic Development Corporation. 

Read the full report here. 



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