A large part of developing communities with shared prosperity in mind means helping small businesses gain access to credit.
Local businesses can help communities to thrive through providing tax revenue to cities and by providing jobs. However, many small businesses and start up companies need access to financing and development centers in order to get started or expand. According to the research through policy maps, Ivy City does not have any small business development centers within or close to the neighborhood.
Another important component to shared prosperity is access to banks and financing for local residents. With access to capital, residents can buy and maintain houses.
Within the Ivy City neighborhood, there are only a few opportunities for residents to gain access to banks and financing opportunities.