Incubator for Black and brown entrepreneurs opening along Des Moines’ 6th Avenue
The hip-hop artist and whiskey distiller returns to Talk of Iowa to talk about Center at Sixth, a $10 million development that Ashworth and community leaders broke ground on this summer. It’s anticipated to open in 2024.
The facility will provide live-and-work spaces as well as retail and restaurant options to help launch Black and brown entrepreneurs. This project has been two years in the making for Ashworth. He has already been assisting business owners like Nadia Ahissiou through his incubator program.
Later in the episode, host Charity Nebbe talks with Teresa Zilk about the next installment of her storytelling series “Stories to Tell My Daughter.” Launched in 2018, these events are held around the state to highlight the lived experiences of African-American women, with an always-changing lineup of storytellers including newcomer Lya Williams.