It's been more than 12 years since Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and its residents. In one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods, the Lower Ninth Ward, the rebuilding has taken nearly a decade. Life-long resident and former military police officer Burnell Cotlon has invested his life savings ($80,000) and the past 4 years into bringing a grocery store back to the area, but has faced a number of business problems.
American Ventures highlights entrepreneurs across the country who have started a business with a cause. From the owner of the affordable gym in Cincinnati who is catering his business to low-income families, to the sisters in Denver who are making bags out of recycled military material, these five business owners share their inspiring stories and the motivations they find to push forward in their American Ventures.
With "My Queue" you can quickly save videos to watch later.
To add an item to your queue just click the sign next to the video.
Once you've added a video visit "My Queue" to start watching!