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Back in the Spotlight: CDFIs, Starbucks & Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz’s new book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, shines another bright spotlight on CDFIs, and to the¬†Create Jobs for USA¬†campaign that brought unprecedented attention to their work and more than $100 million of new CDFI financing to community businesses in 2011 and 2012. Released today, the book […]

Howard Schultz, Starbucks+CDFIs

Starbucks Chairman + CEO Howard Schultz announced this week that he is changing his role at the coffee company. He plans to concentrate on a new high-end business, large stores that are retail roasteries. It sounds like the cafe equivalent of microbreweries. The CDFI industry owes a lot to Schultz, who included CDFIs in Starbucks’ […]