Are you ready to achieve more equitable outcomes with your small business lending but are not sure where to start?

Reserve your spot today in the FREE

Equitable Lending Leaders training!

Register today for this online, at-your-own-pace, course complete with strategies, video lessons, worksheets and tools to help you to implement changes to your outreach, marketing and underwriting - intentionally, effectively, and faster!

This course will help you create the change you know is possible in your community and in your region to reach small business owners who have been historically excluded or underserved by small business supports in the past.


“We learned the true definition of equitable and how to implement it within our organization.”

“This course helped us focus on the details of our program and have clear intentions on how to make improvements and how to track those improvements.”

"The steps helped me identify Connectors to build stronger relationships with the communities that we seek to serve.”

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On-demand to get you exactly where you need to go with your small businesses, your lending, and your community or region. At your own pace.

Grow strong local businesses,

create more opportunity for more people,

grow a resilient and thriving local economy.

Meet your trainer: Ilana.

I started Recast City in 2014 to work with local leaders to create great places that build energy, increase the number of good-paying jobs, fill our storefronts, and make people proud of where they're from. All by bringing small-scale manufacturing businesses to the forefront.

My passion for great places grew out of working with big and small cities all over the country while leading the technical assistance program at the U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program, and as the Vice President & Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America.

Now, I'm committed to creating more opportunity for more people in more places and to creating strong, inclusive, and resilient economies. 

Are you ready to keep moving forward?
Let's get to it!

Register today for the Equitable Lending Leaders on-demand training

This training was prepared by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Recast City using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3030061 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.