Getting to ‘We have a deal’

Investment Connection

Getting to
‘We Have a Deal’
Investment Connection: Grand opening of Frogtown Square in Minnesota.

Funding is essential for community-based organizations and programs, and for the people and businesses that depend on them.

But it’s not always easy for organizations to connect with investors.

And it’s not always obvious to bankers if a program is eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Investment Connection, a Federal Reserve program launched in 2011, offers a bridge between the two.

In this series, experience Investment Connection—from pitch to impact—with small business owners, community organizers, and bankers, and the Federal Reserve community development experts bringing them together.

Tamika Staten
Chapter 1

Doug Fagan
Chapter 2

Pamela Richard
Chapter 3

For more information about Investment Connection programs throughout the nation, visit the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Richmond, and St. Louis.

Published March 4, 2022

Top photo: Frogtown Square grand opening, 2011. Used with permission.

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