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Francis Koster: Finding Local Investments That Pay Off for You & Your Community

Written By: Francis Koster  |  Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

            "Locally there are lots of nice, tidy, quarter-of-a-million-dollar investments sitting there that the large companies will not do because their overhead is too high. So one of my themes is look in your own backyard -- focus on fiscally conservative sound investments and focus on local employment. You will be surprised at the opportunity that just leaps out at you."

            So says Francis Koster, who specializes in identifying community investment opportunities that offer attractive returns for the capital provider as well as longterm benefits for the local residents. Chris and I met Francis earlier in the year and were impressed by his inventive and scrappy approach to finding fresh, sustainable solutions for many of the long-term Three E challenges we face. He's one of the new voices you may not be familiar that with we think merits attention.

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