Small business lending data is the iceberg in our economic ocean

In September 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released the results of a survey of 1,200 banks on small business lending in America. It found that small business lending is threatened by the decline of smaller banks and the reduction of bank branches in many communities. But just as revealing was what the survey didn’t find. More information that would be essential for policy and regulatory decisions remains concealed, invisible to the public.

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Jad Edlebi

GIS Specialist, Research jedlebi@ncrc.org 202-393-8305 Jad serves as GIS Specialist to NCRC’s Membership & Policy team. He is originally from New York City. Prior to joining NCRC, he worked as a Mapping Technician to Cruise Automation in San Francisco, digitizing interactive environments for autonomous vehicles. He has also held various GIS-focused internships within New York […]

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As gentrification swallows Chocolate City, report finds D.C. cops targeted black residents

Think Progress, May 14, 2019: As gentrification swallows Chocolate City, report finds D.C. cops targeted black residents Black people in Washington, D.C., were arrested 10 times as often as their white peers during a recent five-year period that has also seen the capital city top lists of the most rapidly gentrifying cities in the nation. […]

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KeyBank invests $197 million locally under community benefits plan

The Buffalo News, May 10, 2019: KeyBank invests $197 million locally under community benefits plan KeyBank’s new East Side branch is getting ready to open next month, and its neighbors are noticing. “They are emailing us pictures of the branch progress,” said Kawanza A. Humphrey, Key’s regional corporate responsibility officer. “Our awning went up (this week) and […]

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The displacement dangers of the Trump-Democrat infrastructure deal

City Limits, May 6, 2019: The displacement dangers of the Trump-Democrat infrastructure deal In the week since President Trump and Congressional Democratic leaders announced a vague agreement to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, more than one note of doubt has been sounded. Some wondered if Trump’s commitment was likely to survive more than one news cycle. Many […]

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Poverty is a bigger problem than gentrification

Bloomberg, May 6, 2019: Poverty is a bigger problem than gentrification First, the good news. More white Americans want to live in heavily black neighborhoods. A 2016 paper by the National University of Singapore’s Kwan Ok Lee found that since 1990, neighborhood segregation by race declined. Even better, mixed white-black neighborhoods have tended to stay mixed, instead of […]

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BB&T, SunTrust tout community benefit of megadeal amid critics’ concerns

Winston-Salem Journal, May 4, 2019: BB&T, SunTrust tout community benefit of megadeal amid critics’ concerns The community and socio-economic effects of BB&T Corp. buying SunTrust Banks Inc. dominated the first of two public regulatory meetings about their proposed $66 billion megadeal. BB&T’s purchase of SunTrust, announced Feb. 7, has been touted as the largest bank […]

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