Since 2006, the Metropolitan Planning Council has seen a decrease in crime, poverty and unemployment in Pullman. They tie it to $340 million drawn in by Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives.
With President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the federal CARES Act underway, the Council says such coordinated community investment is as crucial as ever.
GUESTS: MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council president
Ciere Boatright, vice president of real estate and community development, former vice president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Bo Kemp, Southland Development Authority CEO