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The Works, Inc.

The Works, Inc. used HFFI financing to support the expansion of the South Memphis Farmers’ Market to include a year-round greengrocer. The project will turn a vacant 3,600-square-foot former restaurant into a small grocery store with a permanent outdoor facility for the farmers’ market. An education and demonstration kitchen will host cooking and nutrition classes. This expansion will create 40 new, full-time, livable wage jobs with career potential for low-income residents in South Memphis. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

Conexión Américas

Conexión Américas used HFFI financing to support the construction of the Mesa Komal Commercial Kitchen in the Casa Azafran Community Center in South Nashville, Tennessee. Community-based food entrepreneurs, primarily women, use the commercial kitchen to prepare healthy, low-cost food. The entrepreneurs receive technical and infrastructure assistance to help start and grow their businesses. The project is expected to create 51 full-time jobs and increase access to affordable food for 5,000 low-income residents. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

 

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