As new businesses grow, jobs are created. That, in turn, sparks new opportunities for growth in other sectors, fueling an engine of job creation that helps tackle the epidemic of unemployment in underserved communities. More jobs equate to a higher tax base, further stimulating support for schools and health care.
Across the United States, many are realizing the true value of urban areas as a driver of economic growth and opportunity. Many communities are well positioned to attract new capital and philanthropic investments that demonstrate the ability to deliver both strong financial returns and social impact.
Encouraging growth while preserving affordability for existing residents is key to bringing back neglected neighborhoods. Density is critical to building community and fueling growth. By developing businesses, services and living spaces that anchor neighborhoods, more people will return to the urban core and invest in its future.
From state legislators to federal policymakers and industry partners to key developers, we work to advance sound public policies that help communities address systemic poverty, build equitable opportunities, and ensure inclusive growth.
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We work to finance projects that support affordable housing, education, health care and healthy food access all in close proximity to each other. When successful, those efforts serve to amplify the combined impact of each project and empower residents to improve their lives and livelihoods.
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In Detroit, we are leading an effort to bring together all of our capabilities – including lending, research, partnerships, program development, and policy – to accelerate economic opportunities that support entrepreneurship, job growth and inclusive mixed-used development in the city’s key urban corridors.
Detroit’s Woodward Corridor
From Source Booksellers to Forest Arms, the Auburn to Willy’s Overland, we are working with developers throughout Detroit’s Woodward Corridor to increase access to critical services that residents need to foster good health and economic growth. We invite you meet some of those we work with.
Witness the Corridor’s Revitalization
In Southern California, we have financed over 100 projects working together to create new opportunities, businesses and jobs for those most in need. One example of this work is Equitas Academy, a charter school providing low-income students from K-8th grade a quality education.
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Unity Health Care
Headquartered in the Washington, DC area, the Capital Impact team is always looking to make an impact in our own “backyard.” That is why we financed Unity Health Center, the only provider in the Ward 5 neighborhood providing quality care to uninsured patients.
Meet the Unity Doctors