Tae Chong | CEI’s StartSmart IDA Program

Tae Chong, one of our 14 inspiring speakers at Maine Live, is a business advisor with CEI’s StartSmart IDA Program, a nationally recognized economic development program that helps immigrants and refugees start and manage their businesses. Listen as he talks about racism and why it’s a bad business model in Maine—and beyond. “We can start to be more inclusive, starting with the 80,000 multicultural people we already have here in Maine. We can begin to see them as economic assets, an opportunity, integrate them into our economy, and encourage more people to move to Maine. Why? Our way of life depends on it.” Watch now.

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