John Hamilton

CDFIs: Bridging over the economy’s troubled waters

By John Hamilton

This is not the time to search for shiny new ideas. Now is the time to invest in what works: CDFIs are already filling capital gaps in underserved communities for workers with low-incomes, people of color, and immigrants.


Vested for Growth honored for assistance to businesses

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Vested for Growth (VFG), the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s business investment program, was named Business Assistance Organization of the Year by Business NH Magazine in its May 2019 issue. more

Loan helps launch Winchester business park project

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A project that could bring manufacturing businesses and jobs to southwest New Hampshire took a step closer to reality recently with the announcement of a $666,000 federal grant to the Winchester Economic Development Corp. (WEDC). more

Report examines Vested for Growth’s innovative business financing

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Innovative Financing for Community Businesses, a recent report from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy, spotlights Vested for Growth as an “alternative business financier” that is broadening the options available for community-based businesses in N.H. more