Erie Minority Owned-Business Accelerator
The program offers the latest solutions & builds networks to accelerate business growth.Apply Now
Helping entrepreneurs and real estate developers build the path to community revitalization.Learn More
Erie Inclusive Fund
Funding minority entrepreneurs to grow businesses, create living-wage jobs, and revitalize Erie's neighborhoods.Apply Now
Where We Work
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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"Sixteen local makers were recently selected by Fallingwater to participate in the first Fallingwater + Monmade Design Residency. The residency for the makers—all designers, craftspeople, and artists from Monmade—will take place April 24 – 26 at High Meadow, Fallingwater’s newly expanded and renovated educational program complex."
"It was fitting that the launch of the Erie Minority-Owned Business Accelerator on Wednesday evening took place at Learning Ladder Early Childhood Education in the 2500 block of Peach Street. Learning Ladder’s owners, Kenya and Sean Johnson, are well down the path to which the would-be minority entrepreneurs at the accelerator kick-off aspire. They received a $150,000 loan in 2016 from Bridgeway Capital to buy the building they had been leasing for their day care center."
"Mark Peterson, who has led Bridgeway Capital since its founding in 1990 as a community loan fund to help revitalize disadvantaged neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, plans to retire. “For 29 years, we refused to let money and a lack of resources separate our communities. I am certain Bridgeway will continue to provide flexible capital to fuel small business and job growth.”-Mark Peterson"
"Greater Cincinnati is a hub for manufacturing and has been so for decades, and ideas for continuing to grow that sector of the economy, especially among small manufacturers in the urban core, will be the focus of IDEALAB: reMaking Industry, which will be held this Thursday, May 9 at the Xavier Center for Innovation. Adam Kenney will speak about Pittsburgh’s Monmade and its Craft Business Accelerator. Monmade connects manufacturers with markets and buyers and is a project of the Craft Business Accelerator, which finances artisan businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists."
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 …