The Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis was plagued by crime and disinvestments despite years of hard work by neighborhood groups, foundations and public officials.
Today, strategic investment to coordinate these efforts has worked great change. Guided by a community-defined development agenda, the Phillips Partnership and its members have helped mobilize $1.5 billion in resources benefiting Phillips since 1997. The neighborhood is now a city leader in property value increases, job gains and infrastructure development. The need for improvement remains compelling, but the tide has shifted.