Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison is an Economist at RTI International. Her work in inclusive entrepreneurship focuses on minority and women business owners and access to economic development and wealth-building opportunities. She has conducted evaluations of minority business participation in federally funded commercialization projects, as well as an analysis of the gender gap in economic gains among firms operating in STEM industries. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University.

Laura Morrison

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The Mobilization Fund Study: First Year of Capital Access in New Orleans

Read our one-year outcomes on the Mobilization Fund, a $1.54 million pilot fund to increase capital access to DBE contractors. The Mobilization Fund helps Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) overcome barriers with financial security used to support public contracting and to successfully deliver on contracts in New Orleans. In the short term, the objective of the $1.54 million pilot fund is to increase …

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The Mobilization Fund Study: First Year of Capital Access in New Orleans

This public report contains the findings of RTI International’s interviews with Mobilization fund recipients in New Orleans and the fund’s PPP partners and stakeholders to characterize initial outcomes. Those results range from improved financial outlooks for DBEs and the ability to deliver on their current public contract to reduced personal stress and increased business finance savvy. Findings are described in …

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