Category "From The Field"

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Tax Credit Cuts Will Spurn Economic Development

By Joel Smiley, M.P.A., Principal at Attracting Resources, LLC This column was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal. Our state and national economy are still in a very fragile environment. Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump are […]

Universal Design Means More Livable Communities for Everyone

By Deb Bokamper, Owner of Ageless Design, and Vito Lucido, Independent Living Services Coordinator at Delta Center for Independent Living and Chair of the St. Charles County Housing Team While the United States is home to many fine housing developments, there […]

New Use Tax Revenue Should Support Affordable Housing

By Chris Willcox, CBN Practicum Student Housing is increasingly difficult to obtain for our nation’s poorest families. The federal government defines affordable housing as shelter that costs no more 30 percent of one’s income. In its 2017 Out of Reach […]

The Many Factors That Lead to Lifelong Health

By Robert Hughes, President and CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health This column was originally published on Missouri Foundation for Health’s website. I don’t think I’m biased when I say that we at the Missouri Foundation for Health have an exceptional organizational […]

How We Subsidize Spread-Out Places Via Utilities

By Richard Bose, Electrical Engineer and Vice President of St. Louis Strong This column was originally published on NextSTL.com. Take a look at your utility bills. Is there any charge related to the amount of infrastructure it takes to serve you? […]

Fighting for Community Development

By U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill Here in Missouri I’m proud to see the great work our citizens do to help one another and improve our communities. I see Missourians and their organizations ensuring our senior citizens remain an important part […]

Bike Share is Coming to St. Louis—But it Needs Community Input

By Liza Farr, Associate Project Manager, Economic Development at Bi-State Development Ever been stuck in traffic? Had trouble parking? Been too far away from your destination to take transit? If you’re thinking “yes” to at least one of these, I’ve […]

Generational Poverty: We Can Do Something About It

By Neal Richardson, Assistant Vice President, Assistant Director of Asset Management at U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation Like asthma, sickle cell, and diabetes, poverty has been passed down for generations in the African-American community. Unlike physical illnesses, we have failed […]