Investing in local communities allows investors to foment meaningful change, providing not only reliable economic returns, but personal ones as well.

“There is no shortage of capital pursuing such altruistic ends; the so-called impact investing market as of the end of 2015 had reached $77.4 billion, up from $25 billion in 2014, according to the Global Impact Investing Network, and it’s still growing. These investors have myriad choices for putting their capital to socially beneficial use globally, from public market securities to privately placed microloans and social impact bonds, yet they may be overlooking some proven vehicles for helping communities right in their own backyards.”

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