CDFIs have been investing in creative places and businesses for decades as a fundamental part of developing healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities. Now, investable opportunities in the creative economy total more than $1.5 billion. This type of investment has the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs.
Please join Opportunity Finance Network and Upstart Co-Lab on Thursday, May 3 at 2:30pm ET for a webinar exploring creative places and businesses as part of comprehensive community development.
- Betsy Biemann, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
- Sam Marks, Executive Director, LISC NYC
- Alan Ramirez, Director of Lending, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab will moderate.
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