- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Our Impact
New Markets Support Company (NMSC) delivers creative financing solutions to empower underserved communities across the country. We increase access to capital by tailoring our products and services to meet the needs of our clients and partners. Over the past 15 years, we've invested more than $950 million into real estate developments and businesses in distressed communities.
We are a subsidiary of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country's largest community development financial institutions.
LISC CEO Maurice Jones and Vice President of Small Business Lending Steve Hall join WGN Radio's Hannah Stanley to discuss Small Business Saturday, the importance of small businesses to local communities, and how businesses can get their ducks in a row before applying for a loan.
The Chicago Sun-Times features one of our borrowers, Evelyn's Food Love, in Washington Park. “I strongly believe that this is how we revitalize neighborhoods in our communities that are in need of economic development,” Shelton said.
In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we're profiling emerging enterprises in the communities where we work that have benefited from LISC small business lending and support. In Boston, Northeastern University and LISC have launched the Impact Lending initiative to spur women- and minority-owned businesses and local economies that surround the university. Honeycomb Café, a bustling new locavore restaurant in South Boston’s Dorchester area, offers a picture of impact lending at its finest.