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04-14-17

Are Inner Cities Retail Deserts?

ICIC

The influx of new residents, accompanied by a growing number of restaurants, coffee shops, retail outlets, and other amenities to serve them, has transformed many urban neighborhoods over the past decade. A walk through any low-income, inner city neighborhood, however, often reveals a different reality. While many of these neighborhoods have also grown in population, the mix and number of shops serving local consumers seem to differ from other parts of the city. Read More


04-12-17

Businesses are taking workforce development into their own hands (and reaping the benefits)

ICIC

As America’s workforce ages, new industries in need of cutting-edge skills are growing rapidly. Businesses are primed for hiring and creating new jobs, yet many workers find themselves in need of training and education to take advantage of these emerging opportunities. However, employer demand for skilled labor has started to align with the workforce’s appetite for training in ways that produce mutually beneficial outcomes. Read More



03-28-17

The B Corp certification is helping businesses get big returns on their social investments

ICIC

B Corporations are taking center stage as the future of what sustainable, thriving companies can look like. Standing for “beneficial,” B Corporations (or B Corps) have high levels of social and environmental engagement, transparent practices, and legal accountability. They meet certain legal and performance requirements set up by B Lab, ... Read More


03-23-17

HUD’s Section 108 Loan Guarantee: A Flexible Tool for Inner City Economic Development

ICIC

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is perhaps best known for its affordable housing programs or programs to help disadvantaged residents find safe, secure housing alternatives. These programs are critically important for our inner cities, as are HUD’s financing tools that help fill developers’ capital stacks when building new housing. Read More


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