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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.


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