2020-2021 Robert Lusch Lecture Series: Building Resilience in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


Noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020

Lusch Lecture - Building Resilience in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Join the McGuire Center as we explore how the pandemic has impacted entrepreneurship with a focus on equity, access and resilience. How are businesses coping in this new environment? How are they accessing resources and support? What are the disparities across demographics? Economist Dr. Robert Fairlie will present his analysis of the most recent US Census data looking at the pandemic’s impact on businesses and entrepreneurs, while the Director of Research at the Kauffman Foundation, Dr. Sameeksha Desai, will share her insights from their biweekly entrepreneurship surveys. In addition, we will hear observations from Mike Peel, statewide sustainability director for Local First Arizona on how these dynamics have impacted local businesses and entrepreneurs across Arizona.

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