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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

April 23, 2019 Bill de Blasio says Green New Deal will ban ‘inefficient’ steel and glass skyscrapers

Source: Fox News

If the Big Apple is to become the Green Apple, it will have to ban the steel and glass towers that form its signature skyline, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

April 22, 2019 How Earth Day Is Different This Year, From The Epicenter Of The Movement

Source: Forbes

A Yale University study reported this year that “Six in ten Americans are now either “Alarmed” or “Concerned” about global warming,” and that “the proportion of “Alarmed” more than doubled” in five years.

April 11, 2019 Millennials being squeezed out of middle class, says OECD

Source: The Guardian

Millennials in advanced economies around the world are being squeezed out of the ranks of the middle class, including in Britain, as pay growth stalls and house prices skyrocket, according to the OECD

Research & Insights

August 29, 2018 UN Environment and partners show global restoration success in unprecedented study

Source: UN Environment

Showcasing the success of large-scale restoration of landscapes burdened by natural or man-made disasters, UN Environment today launched the report: Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to sustainable future.

July 26, 2017 AT&T's quarterly profit tops Wall Street estimates, shares rise

Source: Reuters

AT&T Inc's (T.N) quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier lowered operating costs and introduced new promotions bundling video with phone service that helped it compete in a...

June 20, 2017 Rural divide

Source: Washington Post

merica’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

Commentary & Opinion

November 14, 2018 The NIMBY Backlash Against Amazon’s HQ2

Source: Bloomberg

Splitting Amazon’s second headquarters between Queens and the Virginia suburbs of Washington was probably not the best decision from a social perspective. Added traffic will strain already crowded local infrastructure, and New...

June 17, 2016 Caroline Baum: Have businesses really run out of people to hire?

Source: Stock Transcript

Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.

March 11, 2016 Want Equality? Start with Providing Housing That People Can Afford

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed. [more]


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