Gentrification, or the process of revitalizing aging city neighborhoods, has become a controversial topic in the United States. On the surface, it seems like an excellent idea, but it comes with significant downsides policymakers and the general public need to understand.

Pros: It Improves Property Values

Property owners already living…

Community development leaders vary in their various styles and temperaments. Some leaders demonstrate their work while others prefer leading quietly but demand respect. However, successful leaders share the same threads.

Community development leaders must have empathy, strong communication skills, the ability to inspire and be proud of their community. Effective…

Small Business Administration SBA established an initiative targeted at small businesses through a community Advantage loan program. The Community advantage loan program aims at elevating underserved communities through the provision of traditional loans. Community Advantage loans are unique in their administration and management. They partner with other credit lenders who…

Businesses that give back to the community also benefit from their generosity. Donating to local organizations helps to create a happier, healthier, and more prosperous neighborhood. A reputation as community-minded also aids in the overall public opinion of the business. The choice of who to support is a crucial decision…

The phrase “leaders are born, not made” is a fairly popular statement, but luckily it’s the furthest thing from the truth. In reality, it’s very well possible to learn how to be a leader and learn how to be lead well. One easy way to learn more about leadership is…

Jimmy Lustig

James Lustig is a founder and CEO at United Capital Management, a Colorado-based family office. He's also an active philanthropist. http://jimmylustig.org

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