Kauffman joins minority entrepreneurship program

From the Business Journal of Kansas City:

"The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is teaming up with the federal government and two national nonprofits on a pilot program intended to encourage minority entrepreneurship.

The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership, announced Friday morning at a press conference in Washington, will provide inner-city entrepreneurs greater access to financing and business training, the foundation said in a written release.

The program will be tested in Kansas City, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Jacksonville, Fla. Program business centers in those cities should be open by early 2005, the Kauffman Foundation said. "