LISC’s FOCUS Works is an effort designed to support the redevelopment of targeted urban industrial districts through façade improvement grants, targeted small business loans, technical assistance, staffing and more.

That sounds great, but how does it work? This Indianapolis Business Journal article, McNamara Florist hopes $2.5M bet on HQ will help Mass Ave industrial corridor flower, explains how companies are investing in the nearly 500-acre area known as the Mass Ave/Brookside Industrial Corridor. Last year LISC supported McNamara through a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).