Category Archives: Economic Development

Changing the Narrative of Communities: Highlights from a Symposium on Business Growth and Employment in Chicago’s African American Neighborhoods

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau Narratives about place – the stories that surface in the news and in popular culture – have implications not only for the perceptions and impressions that circulate about neighborhoods, but for the economic potential … Continue reading

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2017 NHS Community Banks Partnership Meeting Summary

By Kelly Pearson and Jason Keller The Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has a longstanding interest in community banks, current regulatory developments, and the ways smaller banks adapt to environmental changes, … Continue reading

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Looking for Progress: Connecting Opportunity to Economic Development in Lake County

By Carolyn Saxton, President & CEO, Legacy Foundation As part of our ongoing work exploring the lessons and recommendations offered in Looking for Progress in America’s Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders, we asked some of the participants … Continue reading

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