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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. NMSC and LISC are currently working towards the successful implementation of the new Opportunity Zones program, providing guidance through its inaugural stages and access to resources and tools.
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.
Dugdale Foods in Indianapolis received a $2 million loan through the Grow Indianapolis Fund. The Fund is an $8.25 million revolving loan fund that provides financing to local Indianapolis businesses in distressed neighborhoods. A collaborative effort between the City of Indianapolis, U.S. Bank, Cambridge Capital, First Internet Bank, and LISC’s New Markets Support Company (NMSC), the Fund provides loans from $250,000 to $2 million to help small businesses expand, create jobs, and strengthen the local community.
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.