• An Inclusive & Creative Economy is Resilient

    A healthy economy relies on human judgment just as much as the common drivers of development. When people have confidence in the future, individuals are more likely to consume and invest, thus accelerating economic growth. Yet, conversely, when things are unpredictable, it can deter public and private confidence in the future, which leads to lower…

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  • An Inclusive & Creative Economy is Dynamic

    Colonel John Boyd (January 23, 1927 — March 9, 1997) was a renowned fighter pilot during WWII. Having studied the fighter patterns of aircraft, he developed what has become famously known as “Boyd’s OODA Loop.” It’s essentially an iterative, decision-making process that identifies who will “win” and who will “lose” in business (obviously subjective to…

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  • An Inclusive & Creative Economy is Equitable

    2020 will be a year to remember...or at least it should be. As many of us want to move past the moments of 2020, history and the circumstances of 2020, should stick with us and move us towards a better future in the most ideal of circumstances. A global pandemic; economic justice, and Black Lives…

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  • Year In Review – Managed Assets

    2020 has been a year unlike any other. It would be fair to say that everyone experienced some level of disruption in 2020 as we witnessed a global pandemic, economic shocks, social unrest, and contentious politics. The impact of these events altered our way of living, working, and relating to one another. While it is…

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  • Working Your Way Home

    We all want to have a place to call home. A place we feel safe and comfortable. Stable housing is foundational to human dignity and agency within the economy, but many people for a variety of reasons see owning a home as an unattainable goal. Despite the fact that they are hard-working, make a good…

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  • Supporting Those Who Support Our Community

    Photographs by Jon Cherry  Service providers for people experiencing homelessness, such as shelters, food pantries, and permanent supportive housing, are arguably the most critical players when it comes to addressing regional homelessness. They provide food, shelter, and critical support. They receive the individuals that have not been reached or have struggled to receive support from…

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  • Understanding The Eviction Crisis

    Photographs by Andrew Cenci Imagine what it feels like to sit your children down and tell them to pack up their belongings before you, your family, and everything you own are forcibly removed from your house.  Eviction is traumatic and far too common. When driving through your city or your neighborhood, you might see a…

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  • Bringing Neighborly Love to Affordable Housing

    There are 54 million empty bedrooms in the United States, and because boomers are aging and more and more become empty nesters each year, the number of empty bedrooms in the homes of the elderly population is at an all-time high. One-third of the housing stock in 2035 will be home to people over 65,…

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  • Food Insecurity During A Pandemic

    When you think about people who are living in food insecurity, your first thought might not be someone living in your zip code. Perhaps you think food insecurity is something mostly felt in developing countries and isn’t much of an issue in the United States. The truth is 1 in 9 Americans are food insecure,…

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  • Render Capital: A New $15M Regional Fund

    In an effort to better support entrepreneurs in Louisville and Southern Indiana, Access Ventures is excited to announce Render Capital, a new $15 million regional fund focused on providing early-stage risk capital for local entrepreneurs. We envision a robust and thriving regional economy where entrepreneurs see Louisville and Southern Indiana as a place they can…

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