Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
This research presents findings from scholarly literature, two background cases, and three key informant interviews about why Black small businesses might receive less loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) than White small businesses. Specifically, it addresses whether racial inequality in wealth explains why Black small business owners receive less loan assistance than their White counterparts in the City of Worcester. By examining existing literature around topic, this research offers policy recommendations to improve conditions for Black small businesses and their minority counterparts in the small business market.
Radcliffe, Shamen Laquan, "Worcester Black Small Businesses and Racial Inequality in Wealth" (2017). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 139.