This section contains information on innovative business incentive formulation. Novel practices in the fields of banking and finance, small-business lending, venture capital, angel investment, government subsidies, the sharing economy, and public-private partnerships are highlighted. Other topics include community renewal and redevelopment, block grants, loan funds, enterprise zones, regional investment funds, tax incentives, and equity investing. Issues in fair trade, globalization, and development rights are also covered.
By any reasonable measure, Mara Zepeda was already a success. A daughter of an immigrant mother, she attended college on a full scholarship, and had worked as an economics reporter for NPR.