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City Goals for Equity, Prosperity and Economic Security

Lawrence Central Rotary’s own Sam Camp presented an update on his work as an Economic Development Analyst for the City of Lawrence. The City received a grant for ecosystem analysis and Sam has been working on creating a resource map for entities that can assist local entrepreneurs in the development of small businesses. Sam explained that prosperity and economic security are important outcomes in the Strategic Plan for the City. Part of the plan focuses on diversity and assisting minorities and women entrepreneurs. Accordingly the City has worked with various groups and organizations including CORE and Black:30. These efforts have made a new loan fund, training opportunities and coaching available for entrepreneurs. Sam moved to Lawrence from Florida and is very enthusiastic about his work and the community.