Riverside Center For Innovation: 2020 Economic Impact Report by 4th Economy

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Pittsburghs Inequality Across Gender Race Report 2019

September 2019. As a representative of Mayor William Peduto’s Office of Equity, I want to convey my deep thanks to the interdisciplinary research team that produced this groundbreaking report.

RCI's Equitable Entrepreneurs' Facility (REEF)

Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the City of Pittsburgh’s North Side. RCI is proud to be one of the region’s premier community economic development agencies.

The Case For Intentional Investment In Pittsburgh:
Bipoc Entrepreneurship

In line with its mission to uplift Black and Brown communities economically, the Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI) recognizes the need for consistent, aligned sources of capital that would enable Black and Brown entrepreneurs to create mature, sustainable companies in Pittsburgh.

Airport Hosts Showcase for Minority Business Owners

When Aaron Reed started his construction supply business in 2014, he spent years working to make just $50,000 in sales.

Last year, his company produced $23 million in revenue.

Reed’s company, Reed Construction, is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE, a governmental designation intended to help fight discrimination against women and racial minorities in various industries. Inclusion in state and federal DBE programs provides opportunities for minorities who own at least 51 percent of a small business.