Steady stream of media coverage highlights progress and collaboration along the Central Corridor

August 9, 2011

In recent months, media coverage of the Central Corridor has expanded beyond the rail, with reports on key issues and topics of importance to the Funders Collaborative appearing on a regular basis. From Star Tribune and Pioneer Press, to Finance & Commerce and Twin Cities Business, the Corridor and our partner’s efforts continue to make news, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share some highlights.
Read more about progress along the Corridor below, and recent news and updates are always available at
Affordable Housing
Big Picture Project aims to focus affordable housing possibilities for Central Corridor
The Line Media, August 3, 2011
New effort supports affordable housing along Central Corridor line
Finance & Commerce, July 11, 2011
Strong Local Economy
Central Corridor Businesses: Loans Aren't Enough 
Twin Cities Business, August 2, 2011
Funders Collaborative gives $335 in grants
Finance & Commerce, July 13, 2011
St. Paul Saints game deal aims to help Central Corridor businesses
Finance & Commerce, July 6, 2011
Transit-Oriented Places           
Light-rail stations taking shape along University Avenue
Pioneer Press/, July 20, 2011
Light-rail hassles to bring greener future
Star Tribune, July 4, 2011
Mayors to Celebrate 'Nice Ride' Bike Expansion into St. Paul
KSTP, June 2, 2011
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, August 16: Community Conversations on Housing Solutions
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Central Corridor Resource Center, 1080 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN
View an excerpt from "Race of the Power of Illusion", followed by a discussion on solutions on closing housing disparities and preserving housing in the Central Corridor. Facilitated by Vic Rosenthal, Executive Director of Jewish Community Action.

Wednesday, August 24: The Big Picture Project Community Forum #2 – Reviewing the Options
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul, MN