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There is a strong interest to invest in the revival and revitalization of America’s urban centers and town squares, as economic, demographic and resource shifts bring young, working and retired people alike back to cities and towns. This revival is targeting transit-or...

October 21, 2015

THE AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust advanced an innovative new model for rebuilding cities mentality in their New York City Community Investment Initiative. Established in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy, HIT  have now invested almost $900 million in affordable, workforc...


Excerpts from interview with Jack Marco, chairman, Marco Consulting Group (December 8, 2014).  


“In the beginning, there was stiff opposition to the concept of ETIs, and many pension fund principals were hostile to the idea.  We thought of this as common sense, and co...

October 7, 2015


The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt a new CEO-Worker Pay Ratio Rule at its August 5 Meeting, passing the rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (five years later).


The Washington Post put it clearly:

The Se...

In our previous blog post, we discussed the recent SEC Commission approval of the CEO Pay Rule. Here we discuss Heartland's contribution to the effort.


As the Washington Post reported, two of the SEC's commissioners "belittled the rule as an easily misconstrued burden...

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