Community Investment Explorer 2.0
Introduction | The Tool | About the Data
The newly enhanced Community Investment Explorer (CIE) 2.0 includes more than 73 million transactions totaling over $3.2 trillion in community and economic development capital from 2012 to 2020. The tool can be used to find out where capital is going, how equitably it is being distributed and what purposes it is serving.
Narrator: The CIE 2.0 shows the geographic distribution of capital flows from 12 programs, such as the Community Development Block Grant, SBA 7A, New Markets Tax Credit and more across four dimensions:
- Overall funding;
- Funding in low- and moderate-income communities;
- Funding in communities of color; and
- Funding by purpose.
The information is shown for both metropolitan and micropolitan areas throughout the U.S. And again, here is the list of the 12 programs that are included in the tool.
As we hover over a location, we will see the funding amounts, which is an annual average based on funding between the years 2012 and 2020.
For funding in low- and moderate-income communities, and in communities of color, we also have additional contextual information.
The heat maps are based on the share or the percent of funding in those areas.
As we move over to funding by purpose, we'll see that there's an additional filter for location allowing you to select one or multiple locations to compare how funds are being used by a specific program.
Finally, for St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville and Little Rock, we have a deeper dive of capital flows by Census tract where we show, if available, the neighborhood name in addition to the Census tract and the amount of funding going into those communities within St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock and Louisville.
Data are available from 12 community and economic development programs, including the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program and others.
Capital flows are based on project location and shown across four dimensions:
- Total funding
- Funding in low- and moderate-income communities
- Funding in majority nonwhite communities
- Use of funds by program
A deeper look at capital flows by neighborhood is available for Little Rock, Ark; Louisville, Ky; Memphis, Tenn.; and St. Louis.