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Growing Commercial Appeal in the Heartland

4.21.2016 - - A slew of forces has kept many Midwestern cities from enjoying the kind of commercial life percolating in coastal metro areas in recent years: population shifts, off-shoring and the changing face of retail are just some of the trends that have undermined commerce in the Midwest. Three videos of econ [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local groups to get this done. As a result, more than five million Americans live in stronger, thriving communities. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

1982:
$10 million
invested
1989:
$100 million
invested
2006:
$1 billion
invested
Since 1980
$16.2 billion
total invested

$48.5 billion
total leveraged
What Will It Take to Turn the Tide for Flint?

As the Flint water crisis drags on, a LISC AmeriCorps staffer and Flint native reflects on the importance of cultivating effective, grassroots leaders to guide the city back to health and stability.[...]

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