Richard C. Walker Joins EDAC

Economic Development Assistance Consortium (EDAC) is delighted to announce the availability of Richard Walker III as our newest affiliate and senior consultant. Over the last 27 years Richard has pioneered a number of community development innovations at the Federal Reserve Bank ... [Continue Reading]

Daniel Ross Joins EDAC

EDAC is excited to announce the availability of Daniel Ross as our newest affiliate. A former client as CDC director of Nuestras Raíces, Inc., Daniel has received national recognition as an Ashoka lifetime fellow and as COO of Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures. At ... [Continue Reading]

EDAC Clients Among Winners at Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

EDAC clients, Growing Home and Green Exchange, were among the organizations recognized at the 19th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. In his introductory statement, keynote speaker and Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, noted the importance of the work being done by ... [Continue Reading]

Growing Home Wins Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Strategy of the Year Award

On Febrary 13th Growing Home was recognized at the 19th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards® for its dedicated work in community development. The Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Strategy of the Year Award It’s no secret that the Englewood neighborhood ... [Continue Reading]

Green Exchange Wins Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood R.E. Project Award

At the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Baum Development was honored with "The Outstanding For-Proft Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award." The Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award When the Frederick Cooper Lamp Factory at 2545 W. Diversey ... [Continue Reading]

Green Exchange Lands $26.5 Million Refinance Loan

The owners of the Green Exchange, an environmentally focused office building on the Northwest Side, have refinanced the property with a $26.5 million loan, the latest sign of improvement in real estate lending, according to the Chicago Real Estate Daily. The owners of the Green ... [Continue Reading]

Brightwood Development Corporation Receives Grant From the City of Mayaguez & EDA Recognition for Promoting Healthy Food Businesses in Puerto Rico

Brightwood Development Corporation recently issued a press release announcing an additional grant from the City of Mayaguez to launch the Puerto Rico Healthy Foods Business Initiative and complement its multiple HHS/OCS awards used to develop the Western Food Agro Processing ... [Continue Reading]

Weaving a Difference – Reloom

Homelessness in Atlanta. December 12, 2012 - WABE’s Kate Sweeney visited the headquarters of re-Loom to spend some time with one of its employees. ... [Continue Reading]

PPL Partnership Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The Environmental Services Board of Hennepin County, Minnesota announced its renewed partnership with PPL Industries' Second Chance Mattress Recycling program. The board issued a press release in October of 2012: October 17, 2012 — The board has renewed a partnership with ... [Continue Reading]

Midtown Global Market Tops “Best Of” List

Contained within the Midtown Global Market is a veritable flavor wonderland. A melting pot of ethnic restaurants and small businesses allow for a quick cultural tour. Foodwise, you'll find a wealth of options -- everything from tacos (traditional and fusion) to camel burgers, ... [Continue Reading]