Creative Places and Businesses:
Catalyzing Community Growth
hosted by Opportunity Finance Network

Creative places and businesses are a fundamental part of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities. The creative economy has the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs.

Betsy Biemann, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
Sam Marks, Executive Director, LISC NYC
Alan Ramirez, Director of Lending, Colorado Enterprise Fund

Impact Investing in the Creative Economy
Co-hosted by Foundation Center and Grantmakers in the Arts

Learn about the opportunity to engage capital that values diversity, equity, and inclusion to help shape a creative economy that reflects the culture and heritage of communities and creatives across the U.S.

Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
Ellen Friedman, Executive Director, Compton Foundation
Gary Steuer, President & CEO, LISC NYC
Edwin Torres, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts