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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

Refugee aid groups are scrambling to find permanent homes for the thousands of Afghan evacuees expected to settle in the Washington region in the coming months, a steep challenge in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.

One handbag at a time

A small bags and accessories shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is trying to be everything the modern textile industry is not. In place of endless waste, they repurpose recycled materials. They eschew overseas factories... Read more

 “Baltimore City is home, and the lack of minority business is a direct correlation to the deeply-rooted bias in the commercial banking world.”

By Hadassah Patterson

Jeryl and Tyrekia Cole of Off... Read more

CDFI executes plan to help mitigate interruptions from light rail expansion

By Frances A. McMorris

Whether customers were coming in for the pollo peño or the chino fries that boast a seaweed topping, new light rail construction was... Read more

People of color make up an estimated less than 5% of housing developers in the U.S.

At close to $175 billion, the U.S. housing development market is huge and expanding annually at a nifty 6% clip. But Black Americans and other people of... Read more

There are great inequities in entrepreneurship — as with so many other aspects of life in the United States. One of the most obvious examples of this is that business owners of color — as well as women business owners and other overlooked... Read more

As climate change becomes a more urgent issue every year, more and more consumers are considering how their purchasing power can influence big corporations to take steps to be more green, whether that’s reducing their carbon footprint or offering... Read more

Many impact investing experts agree that the sector can’t become a mainstream powerhouse until it produces standardized, vetted methods for impact data availability, metrics and measurement. Not that sexy, but crucial infrastructure for expansion... Read more

With severe wildfires scorching Montana and California and a new climate ... Read more

With a mission to support racially diverse small businesses, Truist Foundation worked with Black Business Investment Fund on a grant program to support Black-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic.

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