COVID-19 Response


Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Helps Small Businesses in Georgia During COVID-19

TJ Kaikobad and his wife, Danielle, of Cyra’s Simple Goodness Restaurant in Dalton, Georgia, recently received ACE’s Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.Photo courtesy of Erik Voss With ARC support, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs(ACE) in Cleveland, Georgia, is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing access to capital and business advisory…
Female sewer in NC creating medical supplies during COVID-19

The Industrial Commons: Carolina Textile District Pivots to PPE Production

The Industrial Commons, based in Morganton, North Carolina, is a nonprofit developing interconnected social enterprises to solve problems for businesses and workers. The Carolina Textile District (CTD) was established in 2013 as an Industrial Commons enterprise to work directly with smaller and midsize textile manufacturers to build regional networks,…