The City of Wilmington Joins the National League of Cities “City Innovation Ecosystems Commitments Program”
23 Sep 2020
On September 17th, Mayor Purzycki and the City Council announced a partnership with the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation and Wilmington Alliance to participate in the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystems Program to help support small businesses citywide and to develop a system that levels the playing field for access to resources.
The City Innovation Ecosystems program asks city leaders to commit one year to create the right policies, programs, and practices to ensure their communities can thrive in the global, innovation-driven economy. Wilmington has selected “Bringing informal entrepreneurs into the formal economy and providing them with the resources to grow their business” as the yearlong project focus. Entrepreneurs come from every background and are growing businesses in every industry. While they all have the potential to succeed, many do not have access to the resources or support they need.