About 40 percent of Black business owners were forced to close because of COVID-19, the most among racial ethnic groups. Many did not have access to resources and funds that would keep them in business or help them recover.
The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation saw the need to provide support and launched the Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (E3).
E3 provides innovation, entrepreneurship and recovery from COVID-19. The program involves advisers who offer resources to entrepreneurs.
E3, in tandem with Reinventing Delaware, establishes conditions for successful business development, fostered through resources, in-kind support and guidance for entrepreneurs.