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Neighborhood Vision

The University was awarded a $50,000 3M Foundation Vision Grant that is being used to create a collaborative with the neighboring Evanston Business Association to revitalize the Montgomery Road business corridor.

The effort is part of a community revitalization partnership between Xavier and Evanston that is being funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under the program, M.B.A. students collect data and business assessments to create plans for existing and start-up businesses in the area. “Rather than working through case studies,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business, “students engage with actual consumers and business owners as they address the issues facing urban markets.”

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