Start Garden adds Ethnic Diversity, but offers same old Capitalist opportunities for the few

by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
Last Thursday, the DeVos-owned project known as Start Garden, headed by Betsy DeVos’ son Rick DeVos, announced they would be hiring two new people in order to promote more minority business opportunities in Grand Rapids.screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-5-29-32-am

Start Garden hired Darel Ross, former co-executive director of Linc and Jorge Gonzalez who has been executive director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since March 2015.

The Start Garden Press Release , in part stated:
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Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Last Thursday, the DeVos-owned project known as Start Garden, headed by Betsy DeVos’ son Rick DeVos, announced they would be hiring two new people in order to promote more minority business opportunities in Grand Rapids.screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-5-29-32-am

Start Garden hired Darel Ross, former co-executive director of Linc and Jorge Gonzalez  who has been executive director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since March 2015.

The Start Garden Press Release, in part stated: 

The vitality and future of our entrepreneurial ecosystem, however, requires local leaders in economic development with deep knowledge of the disparities and challenges faced in diverse entrepreneur communities. This helps ensure that the economic benefits of entrepreneurship can be realized by people of all backgrounds and experience.

On Monday, MLive reported on this new announcement from Start Garden, wherein Ross and Gonzalez said, “they are looking forward to having the additional resources to remove barriers…

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