Heard on the Street: Obama Presidential Center approved, helping NYC women succeed, an equitable Chicago, and more!

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

New York City launches Game-Changing Website to Help Women Succeed: Women.NYC, launched last week by NYC’s Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development, is a one-stop shop for resources on finding a job, starting and running a business, legal help, accessing health services, money management, and more.

Chicago Plan Committee unanimously approves Obama Presidential Center plans: Chicago’s Plan Commission unanimously approved the blueprints for the Obama Presidential Center, despite the concerns about gentrification and the use of park space from protesters and local community members.

Socially-Minded Beer Company Launches 13,000-Square-Foot Space For Impact Enterprises: Forbes highlights the recent launch of the FINNovation Lab and Impact Hub MSP, which will offer work and meeting space for for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises in Minneapolis.

Our Equitable Future – A Roadmap for the Chicago Region: Following a recent study on the Cost of Segregation, the Metropolitan Planning Council published a summary of the 25 needed policies and interventions that can help create a more equitable Chicago, including Next Street’s work with Community Reinvestment Fund to conduct an in-depth market assessment of the Chicago SMB ecosystem.