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Economic Development

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Anchor Institutions' Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems was jointly developed by LISC and Forward Cities with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report spotlights the different paths that Anchors across the country have chartered and shines a light on a growing number of partnerships across the country that illustrate how these challenges can be overcome.

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Culture, Collaboration & Capital: Leveraging Procurement for Economic Equity explores how the public sector, specifically local government, can promote equity through its procurement practices.

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This resource from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City highlights how local developers can use ecosystem building to support entrepreneurs of color and promote racial wealth equity.

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Read this report from LISC Boston to learn how its Impact Lending program successfully helped several diverse entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and access procurement contracts.

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This report, from MetroEdge, highlights some key findings of an analysis done of the Jacksonville Rail Yard District Business Council and its development. 

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This report from LISC LA and the Milken Institute’s (PLUM) Working Group outlines strategies and best practices to support a more inclusive local procurement environment in the city and county of LA.

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From the archives

LISC MetroEdge performed a scan of cities around the country and came up with four strong examples of successful commercial corridor initiatives.

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Economic Development In Practice