SILICON PRAIRIE DISPARITY: KANSAS CITY STARTUP SCENE EXCLUDES MINORITY BIZ!!!
The executive world of tech is mostly white despite the fact that a great deal of their goods are manufactured by Asian toddlers and services are designed and maintained by low-paid workers in India.
Prez Obama recently asked high ranking tech companies to take a minority hiring pledge.
Closer to home, this report reminds us that people of color in the local tech community are often excluded from so much political biz community hype . . .
Report: Kansas City is the 8th-worst metro for entrepreneur diversity
Deets . . .
The bureau on Thursday unveiled the results of its first-ever Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The report, which canvases only the nation’s firms with employees, is designed to provide a socio-economic portrait of businesses in the years between the Survey of Business Owners.
Of the 50 most-populated U.S. metros, Kansas City ranks a low 42nd in percentage of minority business owners. Minorities own only 9.5 percent of metro firms, compared to a national average of 17.5 percent.
The bright side to this is that there are a great many minority-owned tech firms operating independently and without the community of propagandists who are forced to buy into streetcar and downtown development hype in exchange for paltry payouts and pointless affiliations.
You decide . . .