Featured Podcast:

Mark Pinsky shares "CDFI Friendly Cities" a fresh approach to community development

In a newly released podcast, Mark Pinsky shares a few stories of his CDFI journey and will share his new CDFI Friendly Cities initiative and his deep thoughts about community development.

Mark will share his insights on how communities gain access to valuable and financing for small business, commercial real estate and housing and how you facilitate and lower the costs for CDFIs to expand their coverage and increase their financing activity into new, underserved CDFI markets. He will also share how CDFI investors expand opportunities and attract new investors who have previously lacked knowledge of and opportunities to invest in CDFIs.

Join us on a CDFI journey to transform communities through the power of economic development and the Community Reinvestment Act. Get ready for a fun and meaningful listen!

Here are a few highlights and links to explore:

Mark Pinsky

Five/Four Advisors White Paper on the CDFI Friendly City Model

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association

Opportunity Finance Network

Community Foundation Bloomington & Monroe County

Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington, IN

Chuck Matthei, Equity Trust 

CDFI Fund, What are CDFIs?  

CRA Today – http://www.cratoday.com/

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