The strength of any business, but particularly small businesses, relies on their surrounding communities. The converse of that statement is also true, the strength of any community relies on the vibrancy of its business community.
To close the opportunity divide, cities like Boston are looking to strategic partnerships between employers and workforce and talent development programs to connect underserved youth with the work-based learning experiences that exist in their own community and help equip them with the skills and real-world experience they need to succeed in them.
Companies are working harder than ever to create positive brand associations and make their values clear to consumers.
[Editor's Note: Qualcomm will be speaking at the Chamber Foundation's upcoming International Women's Day Forum: The Equality Opportunity.
According to the International Labor Organization, over 40 million people are trapped in some form of slavery.