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RCI

Building a resilient entrpreneurial ecosystem that is closing the racial wealth gap in southwestern PA.

building an entrepreneurial ecosystem for southwestern PA
RCI

RCI is the leading and most comprehensive, full-service small business incubator; targeting women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, and other disadvantaged ventures in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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This report seeks to challenge assumptions around Pittsburgh innovation by introducing models of change that include Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities and place-based sustainability. It also intends to provide insight for anchor institutions, investors, and policymakers to help Pittsburgh become an intelligent, human-centered city.
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Our Impact Report
Riverside Center for Innovation’s mission is to engage in activities that cultivate a healthy environment for the region’s diverse entrepreneurs and small businesses to prosper. Through reviewing data and survey- ing participants from 2016-2020, this impact analysis shows RCI’s impact on helping minority businesses grow. The results of the survey were analyzed by Fourth Economy.
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Impact At A Glance
economic impact

$204m

contributed in total annual output by RCI to the regional economy.

Regional impact

5087

jobs created resulting in $94 million in annual wages

The results

3/4

of our BizFit participants are profitable.

Hear From Our Graduates
“Just wanted to let you know that you and your team has been tons of help with my company and other companies. I appreciate everything you do. You are a huge part of my journey.”

- Morish Wilson, Owner of Ruby's Painting & Contracting Services, LLC
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