Resources

5.02.2019 -

Letter from the Editor: Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color

Read our Letter from the Editor to learn how CDFIS are supporting entrepreneurs of color, and why it is so important for the industry.

5.02.2019 -

Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color

Learn more about the unique roles that CDFIs play in supporting minority entrepreneurs in overcoming roadblocks.

Lessons from Impact Lending in Boston

Read this report from LISC Boston to learn how its Impact Lending program successfully helped several diverse entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and access procurement contracts.

The Rail Yard District Business Council: Organizing Businesses for Economic Growth and Community Benefit

This report, based on an analysis done around the Jacksonville Rail Yard District Business Council by MetroEdge, includes strategies for small business development and improvement in a commercial corridor, lessons learned, and a collateral discovery that could prove to be an economic development “game changer”.

12.17.2018 -

Creative Placemaking with an Economic Development Lens: Lessons Learned

This guide shares important considerations to help practitioners ensure that they can implement creative placemaking strategies to catalyze economic opportunity in communities and revitalize them without displacing residents.