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Founded in June by former Pittsburgh City Paper staffers disenchanted with the paper's corporate owners, the Pittsburgh Current bills itself as the "free and independent press of Pittsburgh." The bimonthly (and digital, of course) paper is carried in 200 locations around the city. (405) 454-6637.
Craft brewer Brian Jackson is renovating an art deco building inCincinnati's Walnut Hill neighborhood as the future home ofÂ Esoteric Brewing. When it opens in 2019, it will be the first African American and Asian American-owned brewery in Cincinnati, and perhaps beyond.Â 7063584617.
This Pacific Island women-owned cooperative produces traditional lei for sacred, celebratory and bereavement occasions. Based in Oakland, CA, The Lei Company Coop has forged fair trade partnerships with artisans in Fiji and the Federated States of Micronesia. 516-598-4210.
Community Redevelopment FundÂ believes affordable housing is a major catalyst for the stabilization and crime reduction of inner-city areas. The developer is transforming vacant homes into affordable housing in Baltimore's Four by Four neighborhood. 4028322866.
A mashup of traditional financing and digital securities is creating new terms for crowd investors to master.
Place-based foundations can leverage a potential surge in local giving for greater community investment.