New Women’s Business Center

I teamed up with Joy Taylor and Nancy Swift of Jefferson Economic Development to write an application for a Women’s Business Center designation, and it was chosen! Great news for…

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Connecting Communities

I've been doing community-based economic development for over 20 years now, and it takes a lot to impress me.  Well I was impressed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve program,…

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Opportunity Finance Network

I just returned from OFN's Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.  OFN's President, Mark Pinsky, gave an address outlining a commitment to an ambitious four-point agenda for the Certified Development…

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Working Solutions

I am please to be facilitating for a second time Working Solutions' annual strategic planning session.  Working Solutions is a San Francisco-based nonprofit providing business coaching, loans and referrals to…

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Inside Job

Inside Job is a documentary about the 2008 economic crisis and subsequent bail out.  It marches us through the grim landscape of deregulation of banks and derivatives, the subprime mortgage…

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