The Community Builders Exchange will not publish on its normal biweekly schedule due to the Independence Day Holiday. Our schedule will resume on July 24th. Thank you and have a safe holiday!!!
Credit Union Offers Small Business Program to Business Owners in Forest Park South East
Choices Federal Credit Union operates a micro-loan program for businesses entering into Forest Park South East and existing businesses in the area. For more on this story click here.
City-County Economic Development Partnership is Underway
The St. Louis County Council has agreed to combine some city and county responsibilities of the two jurisdiction's economic development agencies to increase entrepreneurship, job creation and business development. For the full story click here.
Finalist of PXSTL Competition are one Step Closer, Public gets Opportunity to Meet-and Greet
Grand Center has three finalist competing to transform a vacant lot that will serve as community engagement tool. On July 30th the public can hear presentations from finalists, ask questions and enjoy some great food from area food trucks. For more on this story click here.
CMT's TAP to Discuss the Potential for a Metrolink Station at Cortex
Members of Citizens for Modern Transit along with other stakeholders hosted a technical assistance panel discussion on June 13th to answer important questions regarding the benefit of a metrolink station at Cortex, potential for growth and the impact it will have on residents in the surrounding communities. For the full story click here.
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Make New Market Tax Credits Permanent
Senators Blunt and Rockefeller along with others introduced a bill to make permanent the New Market Tax Credits program that attempts to drive economic investment into low income communities. For the full story click here.
Harvard's 2013 State of the Nation's Housing Report Release
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University releases their 2013 report on the Nation's Housing today. Tune for the live webinar at 11 am Central Time. For the report and webinar click here.
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
2013 National Housing Conference
The Center for Housing Policy hosts the 2013 Solutions Conference in Atlanta, GA., September 16th-18th. The year's focus is on the potential for collaborative efforts for policymakers, administrators and practitioners to assist residents with housing challenges and develop sustainable communities. For more information click here.
Building Sustainable Microbusiness Webinar
Friedman Associates offers this free webinar with speakers Shawn Winkler-Rios, Executive Director of eDev, and Marsha Bailey, CEO of Women's Economic Ventures, will share their expertise of building sustainable businesses. For more information click here.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Off the Charts: Data and the Arts as a Tool for Social Change
The Regional Arts Commission and RHCDA will host this free workshop on July 19 from 8am-1:30pm discussing ways to evaluate data, find resources to discover data and how the arts can make data more available. For more information click here.
Affordable Housing and Mixed-Income Community Management
The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University will offer this certificate program discussing successful property management skills and strategies for sustainable growth, beginning August 12. For more information click here
WHO WE ARE
The St. Louis Community Builders Exchange is a partnership between the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, the St. Louis Home Repair Network, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to bring you quality up-to-date community development information. Look for the St. Louis Community Builders Exchange every other Wednesday morning!