This toolkit from Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development is designed to help communities implement mission driven strategies for urban industrial development.
Historically underinvested communities across urban and rural America are facing enormous economic challenges from the fallout of COVID-19. Small businesses, many who have had to shut down temporarily, are at serious risk of closing permanently. These enterprises are the lifeblood of communities, providing critical goods and services as well as jobs to locals. To ensure that economic recovery is inclusive in the COVID-19 era, we created the LISC Commercial District Recovery Guide to support the trusted partners that neighborhood businesses turn to in challenging times.
The LISC Institute spoke to several organizations working with small businesses in New York City about the supports small businesses need in order to cultivate resilience before, during, and after a disaster.
In this month’s Spotlight, we’re highlighting resources and tools to help practitioners build the strength of local commercial districts.
In a recent publication from the San Francisco Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones offers a chapter detailing the role of arts and culture in the community development toolbox. Creative placemaking, writes Jones, “unleashes community power and innovative solutions that drive economic prosperity.”