Business Inequity in Wilmington -

Seeking Equity in Wilmington

This 12-part series highlights inequities minority business owners face in Wilmington so that they can be seen and addressed. The series asks: What's working in supporting Black and Latinx founders? What isn't?

It is funded by the Wilmington Alliance, a local nonprofit focused on economic development and inclusion, creative placemaking, and community-based violence intervention.

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What will it take to bring true racial equity to entrepreneurship to Wilmington?

By Holly Quinn

Twelve weeks, 12 Black and Latinx business owners’ stories. Here’s what we learned from our Wilmington Alliance partnership series.


Wilmington Green Box: Giving up was not an option

"There's a bigger picture that most entrepreneurs, especially Black entrepreneurs, are unaware of," said Jason Aviles, cofounder of the growing healthy goods company, on the access disconnect for local businesses.

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