Sectors of Focus

  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services: Microfinance
  • Housing/ Community Development

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

New Businesses Created: Low Income Areas (PI6414)

Number of new businesses created in low income areas as a result of investments made during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. New Businesses Created: Low Income Areas (PI6414). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used, including how low income areas are identified. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help identify low income areas.