Call for Proposals: Maker Cities Grant Initiative Is Now Open

Powered by the Etsy Impact Fund and Mastercard Impact Fund, and supported by Recast City, the 2019 Maker Cities program will provide grants up to $40,000 to five nonprofits to invest in an economic development project.

Source: Etsy


Biz2Credit White Labels SMB Lending Tech For Banks

Small business lending platform Biz2Credit is rolling out a new technology designed to help traditional financial institutions strengthen their small to medium-sized business (SMB) lending operations.



Capital Is King and Efforts to Simplify Chartering Won’t Change That

Organizing a credit union is still arduous at best, but kudos to NCUA both for recognizing the problem and attempting to address it.

Source: Credit Union Journal


Lori Lightfoot’s Commitment to Expanding Opportunities For Women

As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot begins her historic term, experts say her commitment to elevating women and minority-owned businesses can have a positive impact in the communities that need it most.

Source: Chicago Tribune


First Internet Bancorp To Acquire SBA Group For Business Loan Growth

With the deal, INBK is growing its SBA business loan business capacity as it seeks to diversify its loan book.

Source: Seeking Alpha


Celebrities Join CBC to Advocate For Opportunity Zones on Capitol Hill

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were joined by rapper and actor T.I. while advocating on Capitol Hill for economic development and investment in Black communities.

Source: The Hill