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Posts about NCRC research.

Culturally Significant Business

Investing in Culturally- Significant Businesses and Community Growth

Arts and culture are an important component of overall quality of life for every person on earth. Access to cultural resources and connections – or the lack thereof – shapes many aspects of our nation’s society. It also influences economic outcomes, as economists who study the role of “human capital” in wealth-building and opportunity creation have identified.

Branch Closure Hero

The Great Consolidation of Banks and Acceleration of Branch Closures Across America

In the ten years from March 2010 through March 2020, there was a net loss of 11,820 branches in the US, an average of 98.5 per month. Since the pandemic reached our shores in March 2020, 4,025 branches have closed — an average of 201 branch closures per month. This was beyond our prediction and calls into question the future of bank branches as the principal conduit for access to financial services.

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