Heard on the Street: revitalization in Dudley Square, how foundations can help OZones succeed, and more

By February 11, 2019 February 28th, 2019 Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

With Dudley Square, the city means business: Dudley Square was a vibrant commercial district before urban renewal took over the neighborhood in the 1960s. Today, Dudley Square is one of the city’s key targets for revitalization, but has also proven to be among its most challenging.

How foundations can help Opportunity Zone Committees Succeed: Foundations already serve as the connective tissue that channels investment to marginalized regions and nascent ecosystems – they can and should play that role for Opportunity Zones.

2018 Pacesetters Impact Report: The Pacesetters initiative, a partnership of large and midsized companies committed to using their collective purchasing power to create opportunities for minority-owned businesses, was launched by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in early 2018. A recently released report summarizes their impact to date.

A majority of small business owners think a recession is coming: According to a recent CNBC / Survey Monkey Small Business Survey, a narrow majority of small business owners across the US expect a recession in the next year.