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10.11.2018 -

Cincinnati Access Fund Aims to Boost Minority Entrepreneurship

The newly announced Cincinnati Access Fund has Fifth Third Bank and LISC Greater Cincinnati joining forces to provide capital and technical assistance for minority- and women-owned small businesses. The $3.5 million loan fund addresses the capital gap that many minority small business owners face. As Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO, stated, “We know from our own experience that community-based businesses—especially those in areas that others might consider too risky or complicated—are good investments when done right.”

10.09.2018 -

Top Reads, Week of 10/8/18

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we're delving into Universal Basic Mobility, worker co-ops, and new research that looks at the connection between where you were raised and your economic mobility.

9.25.2018 -

Top Reads, Week of 9/24/18

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we're delving into middle neighborhoods, what happens when hospitals take on housing work, and an Opportunity Zones mapping tool.

9.18.2018 -

Top Reads, Week of 9/17/18

Check out our top three reads of the week covering the challenges and opportunities of American communities. This week, we're reading about the life-expectancy gap, worker cooperatives, and the link between housing and family stability.

9.11.2018 -

Top Reads, Week of 9/10/2018

Check out our top three reads of the week connected to community development work. This week, we're reading all about unemployment versus underemployment and how those issues impact housing and homelessness, financial stability and policy.