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Rural economic development ecosystems cross-pollinate and thrive

Rural LISC, along with the Center on Rural Innovation, is working to cross-pollinate ideas among small business and entrepreneurship ecosystems.  Recently, Rural LISC sponsored a visit by The Generator, an emerging innovation hub in the Arkansas Delta, to Codefi, a technology incubator and co-work space located in the bootheel of Missouri. 

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6.20.2019 -

Lawmakers Propose ‘Neighborhood Homes’ Tax Credit to Spur Rehabs, Revitalize Communities

A new bipartisan bill would create a tax credit to attract capital to single-family housing rehabilitation efforts and expand affordable homeownership. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Coalition, of which LISC is a member, is advocating for the proposed program as a powerful opportunity to encourage redevelopment and revitalize communities.

6.13.2019 -

Rural LISC Receives Grant to Support Youth Employment from the Schultz Family Foundation

Greenville, Mississippi – Rural LISC is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the National Philanthropic Trust, as recommended by the Schultz Family Foundation. These funds will support the Employment Pathway Accelerator, a new model Rural LISC is building with partners in the Mississippi Delta to support youth employment.