By Cheryl Besl and Gail Paul
Photography by: Photos of Business Owners and Storefronts – Lisa Popyk

Small businesses and arts enterprises are the lifeblood of high-opportunity neighborhoods.  But, these small-scale commercial projects in under-resourced urban centers are traditionally seen as too high a risk for investment. The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority made two loans in 2017 from its DREAM loan fund to help five entrepreneurs open for business in Walnut Hills.

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Walnut Hills on the rise with new businesses occupying once-vacant storefronts, including @weareMORTAR @CincyRedevelops Click To Tweet