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Economic Development 


Toledo LISC’s economic development initiatives boost the health of neighborhoods by investing in the physical and social assets of a community's business districts.

To make this happen, we support programs and invest in projects that cultivate entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, promote creative placemaking, diversify the local retail mix, and stimulate employment.

In 2017, Toledo LISC invested over
$11 million

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.

    Opened in October 2016, the state-of-the-art Nexus Health Care Clinic was funded through a $6 million federal grant and tax credit financing through LISC.
    Opened in October 2016, the state-of-the-art Nexus Health Care Clinic was funded through a $6 million federal grant and tax credit financing through LISC.

    What we offer

    • Technical assistance to help a spectrum of community stakeholders and investors revive neighborhood commercial districts.
    • Market research, using local and national data that highlights investment potential and market readiness.
    • Assessments that include on-the-ground surveys and collaboration to help clients develop strategies and action plans to improve commercial areas.
       

    LISC MetroEdge CORE program

    LISC MetroEdge tailors smart economic development strategies for specific, local places. Our approach identifies assets, inspires potential investors to take a different view of disinvested markets and helps communities take the reins of their economic futures.

    We offer guidance and support for organizations that want to revitalize business districts using reliable metrics. We help neighborhoods, public officials and investors understand emerging markets, prepare for development and access the marketplace.

      Contact

      Sarah Allan, Program Officer
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