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Matt Raker

Matt Raker

Matt Raker, Director of Community Investments & Impact, Mountain BizWorks

Matt Raker is an economic developer focused on place-based, entrepreneurial, and sustainable strategies. He’s currently helping Mountain BizWorks expand the opportunity of local business ownership across Western North Carolina through increasing access to capital and high-quality peer learning programs. Over the last 2 years Matt and the BizWorks team have tripled their lending capacity and have helped 135 new companies start and 240 more expand. He’s also contracted the entrepreneur-bug himself, co-founding 3 area businesses.