Erie Minority Owned-Business Accelerator
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We ignite economic growth across western Pennsylvania.
707 Grant St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1001 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501
30 E. Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401
7800 Susquehanna Street
Transforming an abandoned factory into a beacon of opportunity for Homewood.Watch Video
Peach Street - Erie, PA
Reconnecting businesses and communities left behind to the mainstream economy.Watch Video
Monmade and Community Land Trust Homes
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My Three Sons Vending
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The Beauty Shoppe‘s latest co-working outpost has a unique twist: This 12,000-square-foot workspace on the South Side includes four studio spaces that double as retail storefronts. Ranging in size from 800 to 1,200 square feet, these studio-storefronts include their own exterior public entrances on Terminal Way. So a crafter or maker can manufacture goods in the same high-visibility space where they sell their wares
At Knotzland Bowtie Company, founder Nisha Blackwell and the team recently reached a new milestone. A member of the seamstress team surpassed Blackwell’s own record for the number of handcrafted bowties completed per hour. The seamstresses get paid per piece.
"It also provided the spark that initiated the Craft Business Accelerator, started by Bridgeway Capital to create and nurture relationships between real estate developers and local craft businesses and makers. The goal was to help boost the local economy while raising awareness of local makers, from woodworkers and ceramicists to glass artists and candle makers, and plenty more."
"As Rink reported, since 2012, Pittsburgh-based Bridgeway has made 76 loans totaling $12 million to Erie County entrepreneurs like Heidelberg. He used a $15,000 loan from Bridgeway’s Urban Enterprise Fund to open his Dapper Don’s Styling Lounge in a vacant storefront at West 26th and Peach streets and Bridgeway provided him technical support from experts who helped ensure his success. "
For the past 28 years, Bridgeway Capital has ignited inclusive economic growth across western Pennsylvania. We invite you to celebrate our 28th Anniversary on October 24th at the August Wilson …