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/ May 9, 2017 / Newswire

Press Release, San Francisco, CA—In today’s economy, the prevalence of “good jobs” is diminishing. On paper, the standard unemployment rate is hovering at all-time lows and America is in one of the longest sustained periods of job growth that we’ve seen. That’s on paper.

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Lance Loethen / March 8, 2017 / Publications

OFN’s first research publication of 2017, 20 Years of CDFI Banks and Credit Unions, 1996-2015: An Analysis of Trends and Growth, is a companion piece to 2015’s longitudinal

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/ January 31, 2017 / Voices

The facts are startling: Hispanic and black Americans have levels of wealth that are only one-tenth those of white Americans. There are many reasons why this is the case, but it is partly because they hold fewer business and financial assets.

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Lance Loethen / January 18, 2017 / Publications

Impact investing has the potential to play a major role in expanding capital sources for CDFIs, as was highlighted in OFN’s CDFI Futures report.

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Michael Swack / December 6, 2016 / Voices

In March 2015, the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire convened the 16th Annual Financial Innovations Roundtable at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.

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