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Social Compact DrillDown

St. Louis Social Compact DrillDown

www.DrillDownSTL.org

(Convened by the St. Louis Federal Reserve and Congressman Lacy Clay.)

Purpose:  To provide better demographic data for underserved communities in St. Louis City and County in order to attract much needed local development and investment in these areas. This is part of a larger vision to help eliminate food deserts, improve community health through better access to nutritious foods and services, and increase the number of reputable financial institutions in the community. H&CS is working on efforts to increase food security and address predatory lending.  

Our role:   Co-Chair, manager, facilitator, building capacity of local non-profits, and helping to ensure that the community can use and access the data.   

Social Compact is a national non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. that works with cities, investors, foundations and community groups to break down barriers to investment in underserved urban areas.

The purpose of the St. Louis Social Compact DrillDown is to:

...provide a set of dependable business-oriented and housing data that highlights   market strengths and opportunities of the (St. Louis) City and County’s underserved neighborhoods, informing a revitalization strategy for strategic commercial corridors in proposed areas of study… . (and to) Create a baseline of accurate market and housing data for the City and County that can be used to track neighborhood change and demographic shifts.... 

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