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RFP – Inventory of West Philadelphia-based Businesses

Published April 21, 2015

Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to conduct an inventory of West-Philadelphia-based vendors and suppliers around a select list of commodities, and to create a database for maintaining an active list of West Philadelphia businesses.

LISC has engaged American Communities Trust (ACT) as project […]

April 21st, 2015|News|

ACT Launches Impact Strategy in North Texas

ACT has launched the community impact strategy for Tarrant County, through our partnership with Urban Action Community Development (UACD) who provided New Markets Tax Credits financing to support the development of a new facility for Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County.

Read about the Community Impact Strategy here.

April 16th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

FoodPort in TEDx Manhattan

Stephen Reily, founder and director of Seed Capital Kentucky, presented on the West Louisville FoodPort at TEDx Manhattan 2015. Check out his talk here.

April 14th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

OMA to master plan a “Food Hub” in Louisville

On Archinect

design knits together a complex program of green industry and public engagement. A new master plan just released by Seed Capital shows a zigzagging complex that is expected to be under construction later this year.

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April 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Kitchen at Findlay Market on WVXU Cincinnati

Over-the-Rhine chocolatier Paul Picton, owner of Maverick Chocolate Company, is looking for a way to grow his business to include chocolate desserts. But, right now, he doesn’t have the kitchen equipment he needs to experiment and produce products on a larger scale.

Beginning this fall he’ll be able to use a new 8,000 square foot food […]

April 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Request for Proposals: “Demolition of Properties Located at: 1731 Llewellyn Avenue, Baltimore MD 21213”

American Communities Trust (ACT) is developing The Baltimore Food Hub located at 1801 E Oliver Street and 1731 Llewellyn Avenue in the City of Baltimore.The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from Contractors for the demolition of properties located at 1731 Llewellyn Ave, Baltimore MD 21213.

View the RFP

March 23rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the Centre at 10 East North Avenue!

ACT’s early investment sparked this transformative project

On Tuesday evening, March 3rd, the lights came on the historic marquee of Baltimore’s Centre Theater. The 67,000 square-foot building, located on North Avenue in the emerging Station North Arts and Entertainment District, sat vacant for years. But soon it will be the glimmering new home for the film […]

March 5th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Fast Company: A food desert in Louisville will soon become one of the biggest havens for local food in the country

A factory in Louisville, Kentucky made chewing tobacco for over a century before folding in 2009. Now the abandoned site is a symbol of how the city is changing: The 24-acre brownfield will soon become one of the largest hubs for local food in the U.S. Read more

March 5th, 2015|News|

OMA Designs Food Port for West Louisville

OMA has unveiled plans for a mixed-use project that will consolidate facilities for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers in Louisville. A collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky, the 24-acre “Food Port” will transform a former tobacco plant into an “active economic and community hub” that shapes a “new model […]

February 26th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

How Kentucky farms compare with those nationally and other fun facts

That is, in comparison to the national average. Nationally, the average farm is 434 acres, compared with only 163 acres in Kentucky.

Because the state’s agriculture economy is mostly composed of small-time farms, it a good candidate for a food port, said Stephen Reily, founder of Seed Capital Kentucky, a nonprofit organization started in 2011 to […]

February 2nd, 2015|News|