Expanding Economic Opportunity in Boston

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In connection with the release of a four-city study on urban entrepreneurship, Boston City Council President Charles Yancey addressed a recent Pioneer Forum on steps the city government can take to foster small business development in city neighborhoods. The study, produced by the Reason Public Policy Institute in conjunction with Pioneer and two other think tanks, was directed by Sam Staley, Director of Reason’s Urban Futures Program, who also spoke at the Forum, outlining the scope of the study and its findings. The remarks of both speakers are excerpted below, beginning with Staley’s overview.

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