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Kim Zeuli


Kim Zeuli is a senior fellow at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Prior to transitioning to this position, she was senior vice president and director of the Research and Advisory Practice at ICIC from 2013 through June 2018.

As a senior fellow, Zeulie is responsible for managing a strategic portion of ICIC's portfolio of advisory projects, including its research and evaluation partnership with JPMorgan Chase on its Small Business Forward initiative, new research catalyzing arts and culture organizations to invest in anchor strategies, and other special projects. She holds a master's degree and a doctorate in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

Both traditional manufacturing and knowledge-based businesses are doing well in many of America's inner cities. It's really about entrepreneurs.
In the wake of the recession, there's growing interest in a federal program offering visas to immigrants who invest in local economies.
Place-based organizations need to know just how much impact they're having on both their communities and their business. It's a matter of enlightened self-interest.