Sara VanLear is an economic development analyst. She collaborates with domestic and international clients to strategize and evaluate economic development projects through mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. Her work is place-based and focused on exploring the ways in which changes in the economy translate into opportunities for those who live there through determining inclusive growth metrics, assessing the exchange between public and private institutions, and identifying key areas of need for equitable progress. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina.
Read our one-year outcomes on the Mobilization Fund, a $1.54 million pilot fund to increase capital access to DBE contractors. The Mobilization Fund helps Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) overcome barriers with financial security used to support public contracting and to successfully deliver...
May 7, 2018