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The Voice: Industry News - July 10, 2018

July 9, 2018


Morrison Makes History With IPO, Raises $9.6 Million

Tulsa Real Estate Fund made history as the first African American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S.

Source: The New Pittsburgh Courier 

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.

Source: Vice.com

Even in the Gig Economy, Women Earn Less Than Men

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' recently released Contingent Worker Survey, men in temporary jobs make about 15% more than women per week.

Source: CNN Money

Micro-Businesses’ Major Role In SMB Banking Disruption

A lack of adequate products and services is a top concern for small businesses that are unhappy with their banks, particularly as entrepreneurs increasingly turn toward online and mobile platforms to manage finances.

Source: PYMNTS.com

The 3 Things Black Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know

According to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses report commissioned by American Express, black women are the fastest-growing population of entrepreneurs, but have the lowest revenue numbers.

Source: Black Enterprise

OCC Priorities Include CRA Modernization, BSA/AML Compliance

In testimony before both houses of Congress, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Comptroller Joseph M. Otting shared with lawmakers his priorities for the federal bank regulatory agency.

Source: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

 


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ACTION ALERT: July Recess Packet
On Friday, June 29, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Fourth of July recess. Your legislators will be back home in their districts and states to meet with constituents like you, and share updates on their efforts in Washington, D.C.