October 14, 2020

Groundbreaking Report on Local Capital Flow

When AAACF CEO Neel Hajra announced the new $250,000 investment in Michigan Women Forward to create a Washtenaw-specific initiative to provide loans and technical support to women-led businesses in Ypsilanti and rural communities during the Community Conversation, he also shared that this impact investment follows careful planning and responds to groundbreaking research.

To understand how community and capital intersect in Washtenaw County, AAACF commissioned the AAACF Washtenaw County Capital Research Report, the first research of its kind to establish an independent and objective understanding of the local investing ecosystem. AAACF contracted both quantitative and qualitative expertise—The Urban Institute of Washington DC, Revalue of Ypsilanti, and EntryPoint of Ann Arbor—to produce a comprehensive analysis of the county. Read the Executive Summary below and find the full report here.

Read the full report here.