Neighborhood Disparities in Investment Flows in Chicago

Research Report

Neighborhood Disparities in Investment Flows in Chicago

Abstract

Capital has flowed inequitably to communities across the US for decades, often with a racialized motivation or a racialized effect. This report analyzes investment flows for Chicago from 2011 to 2017, studying what kinds of money have been flowing, and for what purposes, into the City’s neighborhoods. Looking at these data by neighborhood race and poverty rate reveal stark investment disparities. Extensive and sustained public and private action will be required to generate financial opportunities for all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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