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Community Economic Development and Finance

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Current Category: Community Economic Development and Finance

Programs that provide a variety of services and activities that are intended to stimulate the economy; expand employment opportunities; encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry; improve the physical infrastructure through redevelopment; support the development, finance, management and preservation of affordable housing; and otherwise enhance the economic development of the community. Many programs focus on impoverished communities and are structured to prevent the outflow of community dollars and to retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses and thereby creating local jobs, sustaining local services and building a healthier local economy. Also included are the institutions that the financial sector comprises and the services they provide for businesses and the general public.

84 Resources in this Category

Community Economic Development and Finance has 6 subcategories

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Banking and Financial Services (56 Resources)

Organizations that are engaged in transactions involving the creation, liquidation or change in ownership of financial assets and/or facilitating financial transactions.

Business Development (11 Resources)

Programs that provide technical assistance, financing and a wide variety of other services that support the attraction, expansion and retention of local businesses, assure their competitiveness and help them remain as assets to the local economy.

Business Support Organizations/Services (4 Resources)

Organizations that perform any of a wide variety of routine support tasks for businesses and, in some cases, the general public which may include graphic or industrial design services, telephone call center services (e.g., e-commerce order taking, event registration, help desk support, telephone answering, telemarketing), temporary help services, public/private mail services, document copying services and other similar forms of assistance.

Community Development Corporations (1 Resource)

Nonprofit community-based organizations formed by residents, small business owners, faith congregations and other local stakeholders to revitalize low and/or moderate income communities through initiatives whose objectives are to eliminate slums and blight, prevent deterioration of existing structures, conserve and expand affordable housing, restore and preserve properties of historical or architectural interest, create jobs, recruit and support small businesses, improve and expand vital social services, engage in long-term community planning and meet other local development needs.

Housing Development (11 Resources)

Programs that monitor and analyze the current housing environment in a community and provide support for the development, finance, management and preservation of a mix of decent, safe and affordable housing for individuals and families of all income levels. Housing development programs improve the livability of communities, expand home ownership opportunities, build a strong tax base, encourage safe streets and empower neighborhoods and communities to flourish.

Tourism Development (1 Resource)

Programs that provide tourism marketing and development strategies for local communities. Also included are programs that provide incentives for the development or expansion of tourist facilities, usually cultural or historic sites, areas of scenic beauty or distinctive natural phenomena, theme parks, amusement parks, venues for theatrical or music productions, botanical gardens, and cultural and educational centers.

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