Trump’s ‘New Deal’ really could help revive urban America

by Lyneir Richardson
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February 4, 2017
Mayors, governors, economic development officials and minority entrepreneurs should be excited about the possibilities of President-elect Trump's "New Deal for Black America." While the granular specifics of Trump's plan have yet to be formulated, here are four ways that it can deliver results for Americans, a win for Trump, and a return for investors:
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Opinion: Four reasons conservative elites should invest in urban entrepreneurs

by Lyneir Richardson
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December 14, 2016
In a campaign speech in Charlotte, N.C., Donald Trump laid out a “new deal for black America” that he claimed would bring prosperity to inner cities. While the pitch probably didn’t win him very many minority supporters, Trump’s recognition that urban investment can yield “yuuuge” results was spot on.
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How strategic retail strengthens neighborhoods

by Lyneir Richardson
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October 24, 2016
A new retail store or restaurant can bolster a neighborhood in a surprisingly short time, cascading benefits on the residents ranging from access to healthy food and convenient services to increased property values and safer streets. Early examples are found on the North Side of the city. Take the Lakeview neighborhood near the Ashland-Belmont-Lincoln intersection, […]
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Chicago TREND – Retail on the Leading Edge of Neighborhood Transformation

by Lyneir Richardson
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September 27, 2016
For over two years, I have been consulting with Robert Weissbourd, a Brookings Fellow and noted economic development thought leader, to design a program that would catalyze strategic retail development in urban neighborhoods. I am very happy to report that two prestigious foundations (the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Community […]
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