Above image taken from Inclusive Capital Collective website.

Eagle Market Street – Inclusive Capital Collective

We are proud to announce that Eagle Market Street Development Corporation has received a grant from the Inclusive Capital Collective, hosted by Zebras Unite. An initiative that assists and strengthens ‘capital innovators and service providers who are reimagining wealth in their communities by establishing inventive alternatives to acquiring the information and capital resources necessary to actualize equitable opportunities for small businesses with a focus on communities of color. We look forward to collaborating with the ICC in the near future as we institute the Community Equity Fund.

Introducing Steven Lawrence – The Fund Manager for the Community Equity Fund

EMSDC is pleased to welcome Steven Lawrence to the team as the new Community Equity Fund – Fund Manager! Steven is an Asheville native of 44 years who graduated from AC Reynolds High School and attended Western Carolina University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He still resides in Asheville with his wife of 21 years and his daughter.

Steven began his career in the communications industry. He later ventured into finance in 2006, where he has spent the past 15 years in Lending, Management, Community Outreach, and Portfolio management with traditional banks and the CDFI industry.

We are honored that Steven has chosen to embark on the next part of his journey here with us at EMSDC as we launch the Community Equity Fund in the upcoming months.

For questions regarding the Community Equity Fund, please contact Stephanie Swepson-Twitty at stephanie.emsdc@gmail.com.


IDA Application Close

The Individual Development Account program application is closed for the time being as we work through our waitlist and update the program. We do not have a definitive date for when the application will reopen at this time. IDA continues to be a disciplined matched savings opportunity that assists with procuring capital through the acquisition of assets, creating jobs, and providing entrepreneurial skill training. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting the Individual Development Account Program and appreciate your patience as we work to service the participants that are currently in the program.

Please continue to read our newsletter for updates on when the IDA application will reopen and what other programs you can take advantage of in the meantime.

Thank you!

Eagle Market Street Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit but for community benefit organization that welcomes community thought leaders’ engagement. Please support us in the work that we do by gifting a donation.

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