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Latest News

COVID-19 deaths are surging again in some of America’s largest urban areas

By August Benzow The majority of new COVID-19 deaths are in cities, but rural areas are still struggling. Key Findings As of early January, all regions of the country are experiencing a higher number of new weekly COVID-19 deaths compared to the beginning of November, and only the Midwest is seeing a sustained downward trajectory….

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Taking the Pulse of America’s Small Business Sector: January 15th

By Kennedy O’Dell The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey provides weekly insight into the condition of the country’s small business sector as this unprecedented economic crisis unfolds. This analysis covers data from the week of January 4th to January 10th. Here are five things we learned about the small business economy last week:…

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CRA, Racism & the Federal Reserve: A Midwest Perspective

By: Emily Garr Pacetti, VP & Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland The views expressed here are my own and not the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Federal Reserve System. The Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA, passed in 1977 in response to broad-based redlining that was especially detrimental…

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Events

OZ Webinar Series | Election Analysis: What Lies Ahead for Opportunity Zones

This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar and EIG’s key takeaways for more information. Join the Economic Innovation Group and guest speakers on Monday, November 16 for expert insights on how the Opportunity Zones policy may be shaped by the Biden Administration and future Congressional action....

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Delivering Opportunity in Indiana

This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar and EIG’s key takeaways for more information.  Join the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) and the Opportunity Investment Consortium of Indiana on Wednesday, November 18 to learn about the launch of “Delivering Opportunity,” an analytic and strategy playbook developed by...

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OZ Webinar Series: Evaluating the Impact of Opportunity Zones Investments

This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar and EIG’s key takeaways for more information.  Join the Economic Innovation Group on Thursday, October 29 to learn about the methods Opportunity Fund managers are using to screen investment opportunities for impact. Guest speakers from Catalyst Opportunity Funds and...

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