New Markets

Shawl and quilts from the Pine Ridge Reservation, SD during the 1999 New Markets Tour

With the New Markets initiative, the Clinton administration encouraged investment in impoverished inner cities, rural communities, and Native American tribal lands. In 2000, the President and Congress worked together to pass this bipartisan initiative. The initiative aimed to stimulate new private investment institutions to funnel credit, equity, and technical assistance to New Market businesses.

Click here for New Markets Tour photographs from July 1999.

Click here to learn more about New Markets in the Clinton Digital Library.

“Now is the Time: Remembering Places Left Behind in the New Economy”
President Clinton’s New Markets Tour, July 1999