The Time is Now, to Build an Inclusive Economy

Over the next ten years, LISC will direct 50 percent of our annual investments to fuel inclusive economic development in underinvested communities across America.

That means preparing people to take on high quality, well-paying jobs. And it means ramping up our work to help small businesses succeed and transforming vibrant commercial and industrial districts.

“We have no doubt that this kind of progress is good for residents, good for communities and good for the country,’ says Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO. Read more here.

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC.

He will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In this Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.