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File #: 0216X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate SocialVentures' Positioned to Prosper 2019
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize and Celebrate SocialVentures' Positioned to Prosper 2019

 

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WHEREAS, founded in June 2014, SocialVentures is dedicated to developing a thriving ecosystem that supports social enterprises and social entrepreneurs from initial concept to sustained financial viability and the creation of significant social impact; and

 

WHEREAS, SocialVentures supports social entrepreneurs in the Columbus region by providing training, outreach, access to capital, and communications support; and

 

WHEREAS, since the founding of SocialVentures, the local social enterprise ecosystem has grown from 18 social enterprises to more than 100; and

 

WHEREAS, during those 5 years, Social Enterprises have generated over 2,500 jobs, $49 million of payroll, and $79 million in sales; and

 

WHEREAS, Social enterprise is emerging as a major creator of jobs for citizens who may otherwise have been excluded from the economy: the formerly incarcerated, recovering addicts, the chronically homeless, and survivors of trafficking; and

 

WHEREAS, SocialVentures, and the broader social enterprise ecosystem, has boasted substantial growth, and Columbus City Council looks forward to continuing to support these remarkably good businesses; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize SocialVentures’ 5th Positioned to Prosper Celebration.