How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

Place-based economic development relies on nuance and striking a balance between customization and scale. Can any tool fit the needs of every community? In an interview with Northwestern University finance professor Jan Eberly, Don Graves, head of corporate responsibility and community relations at KeyBank, shares his ideas of what lending institutions can do to improve economic inclusiveness. “I think there are a number of ways for the private sector to get involved,” Graves says. “[O]ur purpose is to help our clients and communities thrive, so we tailor our products to the specific needs of the communities we serve.”

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