Investment Crowdfunding Drives Community-Led Economic Development!

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Black Business

Introduction Why would community developers build housing in communities cut off from good schools, jobs, transportation, parks, and the resources that people need to thrive and succeed? If we are trying to build safe, healthy, and prosperous neighborhoods simply building affordable housing is not the answer. To be resilient and sustainable, housing must be more than affordable. It must connect … Read More

Investment Crowdfunding and Black Founders

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Black Business Women

Introduction In my last post, I laid out the dismal economic situation the Black community in the United States faces on a daily basis. There is an immense racial wealth gap that continues to widen driven by unrelenting policies that are steeped in systemic bias and racism. The current data demonstrate that a lack of access to capital in multiple … Read More

Buy The Block Building Black Wealth One Project at a Time

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Introduction I was on the CrowdWise website and came across the top 10 Investment Crowdfunding portals by amount raised in 2020 and number 10 on the list was one of the only Black woman-owned portals Buy The Block. This statistic jumped out at me for another reason. It was the only Regulation Crowdfunding portal that was not venture funded. Black … Read More

4 Reasons Real Estate Crowdfunding is a Must For Your Portfolio

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Online Real Estate Investing

The Traditional Real Estate Investor Path Real estate has been the number one route to building wealth in the United States over the last two hundred years. According to the Collegeinvestor.com, about 90 percent of the world’s millionaires have been created by investing in real estate in the previous two centuries. For the average investor, real estate offers the best … Read More

Creating Complex, Adaptive Local Economies Using Investment Crowdfunding

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Introduction I recently completed the Strong Towns 101 training to learn more about the Strong Towns movement that is taking North American cities by storm as its bottom-up approach to economic development is starting to resonate with cities large and small across the country as we all face the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy. The Pandemic … Read More