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Economic Development

Small and Growing Businesses: Investing in the Missing Middle for Poverty Alleviation

By The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Research Initiative | Economic Development, Library, SME Finance

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is an international network of over 150 organizations that support an important subset of firms in developing countries – Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs), defined as growth-oriented firms employing between 5 and 250 people, and seeking between $20,000 and $2 million in investment…

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Expanding the Market for Community Investment in the United States

By US SIF Foundation, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Milken Institute | Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Library

Over 18 months, the US SIF Foundation, the Initiative for Responsible Investment, and the Milken Institute, explored strategies to attract new investors into community-based investment. Their findings are published in this report. The financial crisis and recession has awakened interest in new investment approaches that have clear collateral benefits to…

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