Netting Venture Capital from a Fishing
In northern New England, equity capital has often been difficult
for small- and medium-sized companies to obtain. Keith Bisson
shares Coastal Enterprises, Inc.'s philosophy of community
development venture capital and explains how others can get
Social Investors: New Patrons
of Community Development
Investors who want to make money while sticking to personal
values are growing in number. Social investors have typically
used screens and shareholder advocacy in their approach. Now,
many are learning about and investing in community economic
Research Review Improving Low-Income Policies in Tight Fiscal Times
Iris Lav and John Springer of the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities provide information to help groups concerned with
low-income families understand how they might best participate
in state poilcy debates.
Productive Partnerships Partnerships and Collaboration Rebuild Communties
In Pawtucket, Rhode Island, a university and community partnership
used collaborative planning to strengthen a neighborhood.
Marcia Marker Feld of the University of Rhode Island describes
Woodlawn's Community Outreach Partnership Center Program.