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Analyzing the CDFI Asset Gap: Examining Racial Disparities in CDFI Fund Awardees from 2003 to 2017

November 5th, 2020

Hope Policy Institute is interested in understanding trends in assets […]


Back to Business

Voices from the MS Back to Business Program

October 7th, 2020

Small businesses throughout Mississippi are struggling to stay afloat after […]



Deep South States Provide Over $1.1 Billion in Small Business Relief: Who Benefits, Who is Left Behind?

August 26th, 2020

Since May 2020, five Deep South states have allocated over […]


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Mississippi’s Small Business Relief: Gaps and Opportunities

August 26th, 2020

As part of its response to the COVID-19, the Mississippi […]

Briefs, Financial Inclusion

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Exploring Innovations in Healthy Fresh Food Access in Rural Communities

February 11th, 2020

Members of Hope’s Community Economic Development team and Hope Policy […]

Blog, Briefs, Health & Health Care

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Innovative Training Solutions for Shifting Workforce Demands

June 27th, 2017

Pairing skilled workers with quality, high-paying jobs is one way […]

Briefs, Education & Workforce Development

Health & Heath Care Feature

The State of Health Coverage in the Mid South

March 23rd, 2017

While the nation continues to grapple with the potential impact […]

Briefs, Health & Health Care

Education and Workforce Development Feature

Pathways to Economic Security: Sustaining the Impact of Workforce Development Programs

May 18th, 2016

The number of Mississippi-based middle-skill jobs—those that require some training […]

Briefs, Education & Workforce Development

Budget & Tax Blog

Who Really Benefits: Why large tax cuts don’t benefit working families & communities

April 1st, 2016

Large tax reductions proposed at a time when Mississippi already […]


Financial Inclusion Feature

Women and Economic Security in Mississippi: A Data Brief

May 27th, 2015

Across the United States, many women face disparities in wages […]

Briefs, Financial Inclusion

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