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Last Updated: 11/27/17

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Reinvesting in the Greater Chatham Neighborhoods in Chicago: New Data and Insights from Practitioners and Policymakers

Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau

This article by senior business economists Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau focuses on the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI) and includes an analysis of demographics and key elements of neighborhood economic stability in Greater Chatham.

Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders

Susan Longworth

Senior business economist Susan Longworth draws from a joint publication of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, its member organizations, and the Feds of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and New York, to explore roles of place-based funders in smaller, historically industrial cities.

Advancing Regional Prosperity through Economic Inclusion: A Brief Conversation with Chicago Planning Agencies 

Robin Newberger and Jason Keller

This joint effort by Robin Newberger and Illinois economic development director Jason Keller, features a “Q&A” to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for planning and the Metropolitan Planning Council on the role of economic inclusion in promoting regional prosperity.

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