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How Buffalo’s East Side Avenues is training citizen developers to revitalize commercial corridors (Laura Quebral, Brookings)

In 2018, the state of New York committed an unprecedented investment—$65 million—to a new place-based initiative to revitalize Buffalo’s East Side. There is perhaps no place in the region where wealth generation is more important: People of color make up 80% of the East Side’s population, and decades of disinvestment have left residents with limited opportunities for economic mobility.

How Buffalo’s East Side Avenues is training citizen developers to revitalize commercial corridors (brookings.edu)