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Lance Loethen / January 24, 2019 / Publications

In December 2018, OFN released the 20th edition of its Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side ...

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/ August 8, 2018 / Newswire

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that despite a strong labor market (3.9% unemployment as of July, the lowest it has been in nearly two decades), wage growth has lagged such that today's real average wage "has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago."

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Lance Loethen / December 8, 2017 / Publications

OFN just released the 19th edition of its Side by Side publication, an annual reference guide for CDFI industry practitioners, investors, and others interested in assessing the opportunity finance industry’s activity and performance.

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/ October 3, 2017 / Newswire

Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2017)—The Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has established a plan for releasing updated program eligibility information based upon Census Bureau data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS).

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/ September 19, 2017 / Newswire

Urban Institute has released data collected across the country and developed a a new fact sheet on the growing footprint of CDFIs and the role they play in serving communities in need. Key findings include:

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