Resources

How Arts & Culture Kindle Opportunity

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.”

Making Room for Manufacturing—and Manufacturing Jobs

In a new white paper from LISC and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, “All About the Jobs,” we describe eight mission-driven industrial projects and their financing models. All these projects are creating affordable space for small- and medium-sized manufacturers so they can bring benefits—good jobs, especially—to the surrounding community.

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Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems

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.

Growing Taproots: Anchor Institutions, Community Development & Neighborhood Stabilization

This LISC research report provides rigorous evidence about the impact of our investments, and the work of both community organizations and “anchor institutions.” In South Minneapolis, strong community partnerships and commitments from hospitals and corporations stabilized and boosted home values, without contributing to accelerating prices and gentrification.

KIDSCount Data Book 2019

Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its KIDS COUNT Data Book, a resource that gathers information on various factors affecting the well-being of children in the United States. The report is accompanied by a data center that allows users to view data on trends in their states as well as nationwide.