Monthly Archives: September 2017

Demand-Side CDFI Advocacy

With a swirl of budget maneuvers spinning Congress into a fiscal hurricane, the CDFI industry needs to make sure its core priorities are safe from the storm. For years, CDFI advocacy has relied on key congressional leaders on critical appropriations panels, supported by a steady wave of congressional office visits. In the current policy turmoil, […]

Jamie Dimon, Detroit & CDFIs

Almost 25 years ago, I sat with Jamie Dimon in his office in New York City. Well before his tenure at JP Morgan Chase (JPMC), Dimon was second in command to Sandy Weill building a financial empire. I went to see Dimon, who I knew from college days, with Martin Paul Trimble, then the Executive […]