Cfed.org – Exists To Expand Economic Opportunities
As a leader in economic development for more than two decades, CFED collaborates with diverse partners at the national, regional, state and local levels. They believe that expanding economic opportunity to include all people will bring greater social equity, reduce poverty, and lead to a more sustainable economy.
They bring together community practice, public policy, and private markets in new and effective ways. They combine innovation of a think tank with the “on-the-ground” insight of practitioners to identify good ideas, find what works, help good ideas reach scale, and foster new markets to achieve greater economic impact. You can browse the site by its many categories located at the top of the homepage in order to learn more about this organization and its labor. The categories are: Focus, Question, Think, Act, About CFED, and Newsroom. CFED drives the application of proven ideas until other stakeholders are invested enough for these strategies to stand on their own. They document viability and market ideas to potentially interested partners. They help create intermediary institutions to broker skills, information, and funding.