Being a for-profit company doesn't mean you can't have the community in mind, and Next Street Financial is an example of that. As one of 24 other social businesses named by Bloomberg Business Week as 'America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs' of 2011, Next Street's founders Tim Ferguson and Ron Walker created this innovative bank in 2005.
"We did quite a lot of transactions last year in helping to revitalize neighborhoods," Ferguson told Business Week.
Of all the industrialized countries, the United States holds the infamous title of having the most unequal income distribution. Next Street Financial believes in equality in business and finance and uses its unrivaled network to help small businesses and urban markets succeed and create jobs in their own communities.
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