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Trump's 'opportunity zones' could give his South Jersey golf club a tax break 8.8.2018 Philly.com News
Those incentives could attract investment in a new restaurant or hotel at the Pine Hill golf course property, raising possible conflicts.
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Restorative farmland finance is growing organic agriculture 1.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Investing in people over real estate is yielding healthy food and farmers.
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Jeremy Nowak, 66, prominent Philadelphia investor, advocate, commentator 29.7.2018 Philly.com News
Jeremy Nowak, 66, a prominent civic investor, advocate, and commentator who founded the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund, later led the William Penn Foundation, and chaired boards of organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Mastery Charter Schools, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, died Saturday at Lankenau Medical Center of complications from a heart attack.
What's with the tone-deaf marketing in gentrifying neighborhoods? 25.7.2018 Philly.com News
In Philadelphia coffee shops, cross fit gyms and craft breweries must determine, how, if at all, to engage with the neighborhood.
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4 techniques to catalyze sustainable small town redevelopment 17.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Revitalizing communities requires innovation, adaptability and buy-in. Do you have them?
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Lone theater in north Minneapolis plans big expansion 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A $10 million plan to expand north Minneapolis' only theater -- the Capri Theater -- will increase space and arts offerings.
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Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities 4.7.2018 American Prospect
John Tapia Urquiza/sin turistas Arturo Romo and members of Northeast Los Angeles Alliance at local train station after an anti-gentrification march In March, artist Laura Owens surprised the Los Angeles art world, announcing that she would be shutting down her gallery 356 Mission in Boyle Heights on LA’s rapidly gentrifying Eastside, after more than a year of protests by local activists. Since Owens’s announcement, three more galleries have moved out. Boyle Heights, a predominantly poor and working-class Latino neighborhood, first gained attention in 2016 with its very public fight against an LGBTQ-centered art space called PSSST that closed its doors last year.  In the escalating battle against gentrification in Los Angeles, artists and activists appear to stand on opposite sides. As Los Angeles extends its reach as a global art center, its economic disparities have spread as well. The city’s current housing crisis has uprooted thousands of families and accelerated homelessness. According to the Los ...
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Will the Tax Act Set Back Private Equity? 2.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, second from left, congratulate each other after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington Section 13301 of the  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  spans only 12 of the legislation’s 503 pages. It doesn’t cover the giant corporate tax rate cut, the trim to the top marginal rate, or changes to pass-through income. It wasn’t part of anyone’s talking points, whether touting or damning the tax overhaul. After passage, few even understood how it got into the bill. But Section 13301 could affect the lives of millions of Americans. It could radically upend the balance sheets of some of the most powerful financial institutions in the country. It’s hard to know at this point exactly how these firms will compensate for the changes. But it does show how small shifts in the tax laws can have wide-ranging, unanticipated consequences. What does Section ...
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The role of energy efficiency in creating just and inclusive communities 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Since 2011, the District of Columbia has helped residents and businesses save more than $600 million through retrofits and solar installations.
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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Right state of mine: How mining can bring clean energy to the developing world 28.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Energy usage in extractions is notoriously unsustainable, which presents a new opportunity for local communities.
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CSR is dead: Long live sustainability as corporate strategy 26.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The once and the future corporate social responsibility.
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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities 23.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that's critical for First Nation communities.
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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts 18.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Passengers board a train at South Station in Boston Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I remember my father, who commuted to the state capital from our home south of the city for more than four decades. These old, stubborn purple-trimmed trains still lumber along just like they did when he first started riding them to work in the 1970s. As I listen for the rails to hiss and give away the approaching train, I wonder if the waves of growth and innovation engulfing metro Boston will finally force the Bay State to take a fresh approach to transit, housing, and commercial development. Scurrying down the platform toward a conductor, who hangs out of an open door to wave us in, I pass a route map for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) vast commuter rail network. A dozen branching lines carry passengers over nearly 400 miles of track (Chicago and New York are the only systems in the U.S. with greater reach). In the first half of the 19th century, ...
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All risk, no reward: funding disaster mitigation can prove difficult 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why do investments in climate adaptation lag behind the level of funding needed?
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Dismantling the barrier between Asians and African-Americans | Commentary 7.6.2018 Philly.com News
Asian-owned businesses in black neighborhoods date back to the Reconstruction era when Chinese grocery stores in the Mississippi Delta sold their goods to emancipated slaves. A lesson into this history provides valuable insights into contemporary black-Asian relations and can serve to defuse a volatile situation.
How solar minigrids could brighten economic prospects for unserved millions in Africa 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.
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Empowering community farmers to be the catalyst for change in sustainable agriculture 6.6.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Supporting local farmers can lead to lasting change for both the individual and the environment as a whole.
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We should worry as much about 'stranded workers' as stranded assets 6.6.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Major economic shifts create winners and losers. What risks does the low-carbon transition pose?
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Get your boost on, Denver: Facebook “Community Boost” business event coming June 18, 19 5.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
When Facebook announced plans in March to bring one of its free "Community Boost" digital skills training events to Denver, the company was still working out a number of details. That uncertainly was cleared up last week via a program announcement.
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