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National Conference on Business Development in Under-Served Communities

Watch the video above to learn more about the conference

The goal of the national conference is to bring together business schools, centers, and programs with the similar values and goals in developing diverse businesses in under-served communities to:

  • Share best practices and resources
  • Create a network with a goal of open-source curriculum and program development
  • Facilitate early-stage and advanced program development
  • Discuss scholarly research
  • Analyze strategic approaches to closing the wealth and income gap

Information about the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference can be found here.

Consulting and Business Development Centers are developing a pipeline of resources and programs through business schools to support and develop diverse businesses in under-served communities creating economic empowerment. These centers are learning laboratories that give students real-world consulting experiences they can use to jumpstart their careers and help support and develop diverse businesses in under-served communities.

The University of Washington’s Consulting & Business Development Center has generated more than $100 million in new revenue and 100,000+ jobs created and retained across Washington State. Centers at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Tuck School of Business, Morehouse College, Rutgers University, NYU’s Stern School of Business and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management grow thousands of jobs annually.

Questions? Please contact Michael Verchot, director of the UW Consulting & Business Development Center, at or 206-543-9327.

This conference is made possible by the generous support of JP Morgan Chase & Co.

2015 Conference Attendees