LISC National
What We Do

Economic Development


Bay Area LISC’s economic development initiatives boost the vitality of neighborhoods by investing in the physical and social assets of a community's business district.

To make this happen, we support programs and invest in projects that cultivate entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, diversify the local retail mix and stimulate employment. It's the kind of development that grows local job opportunities and incomes, and brings goods and services to places where they're needed. These changes, in turn, ripple outward, beyond individual neighborhoods, improving the landscape for industry and employment, bolstering cities’ tax revenues and stimulating regional economies.

Commercial Corridors

Our Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative (NMI) engages local leadership in planning and implementing strategies to revitalize commercial corridors, including 24 in San Francisco due to a strong partnership with the SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development.

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Small Business Support

LISC’s small business loan program offers financing to small, for-profit businesses for everything from acquisition to equipment to working capital. 

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New Markets Tax Credits

Through the New Markets Support Company, one of our affiliates, we syndicate federal New Markets Tax Credits to energize retail corridors, clean up brownfield sites and reinforce investment in housing, schools and neighborhood services. 

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