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Indy Brownfield Accelerator Program

Indianapolis LISC’s Fostering Commercial Urban Strategies (FOCUS), Great Places 2020, and Reconnecting Our Waterways (ROW) created the Indy Brownfield Accelerator Program convening experts and industry leaders to expedite the redevelopment of city brownfields. The project provides technical assistance sessions with the ROW Economic Environmental Resource Panel which includes an attorney, environmental consultant, government brownfield redevelopment representative, and developer with brownfield experience. Those interested in developing a property, but are concerned it may be or is a brownfield, fill out the Indy Brownfield Accelerator RFI. The next Indy Brownfield Accelerator Forum is on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 from 11:30am – 1:00pm in … Continued

Expanding Economic Stability Opportunities Forum

Reposted via the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis will host Expanding Economic Stability Opportunities Forum on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. This forum will explore strategies for increasing financial resilience among low- and moderate-income families. The Center for Enterprise Development will share steps for successful integration of financial capabilities into social services. These services include financial education, credit building and counseling, access to safe and affordable financial products, and free tax preparation.  Bankers will share examples of products that … Continued

Development on Tap: Remaking Indy

Entrepreneurs and the Makers Movement Ilana Preuss has spent nearly 20 years working with communities and businesses across the country helping them build strong places by adopting and implementing real estate and infrastructure development policies. These days, Preuss focuses on connecting small-scale manufacturing and maker industries to neighborhood redevelopment and real estate opportunities. Please join us on July 15th at the Platform to welcome Preuss who will be sharing her knowledge and experiences with the Makers Movement in Indianapolis. The program includes special remarks from Adam Thies, Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, and Michael Huber, CEO of Indy … Continued

Menomonee Valley Redevelopment

From Eyesore to Model of Sustainable Development Since its inception in 1999, Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. has served as the lead agency in the redevelopment of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. Once Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore, the Valley has been transformed, becoming a national model in economic development and environmental sustainability. More than one million square feet of green buildings have been constructed and more than 60 acres of new trails and park space with 45 acres of native plants installed have led to improved wildlife habitat and water quality. 300 acres of brownfield have been developed, 39 companies have moved to … Continued