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General Finance and Development, Inc. (GFD) believes in investing in the creative spirit by providing alternative financing and business development services to creative entrepreneurs and their ventures. 

GFD announced today the achievement of key milestones for a wholly owned subsidiary, Corporate Art Force (aka Art Force). [Read More]

The highlights for the 3rd quarter 2015 include the development of a national distribution model for Corporate Art Force, (dba Art Force). Development is continuing with several milestone achievements to be announced in the coming weeks. [Read complete release]

This summer GFD subsidiary Art Force sponsored A Creative Economic Development Study assessing the impact of visual art in commercial environments.

The information compiled from Twin Cities business leaders who participated in interviews conducted by college students majoring in business and art has been integrated into a 32 page report.

The Creative Economic Development Study helps quantify the opportunities in the marketplace for both art- related professionals and organizations who utilize their creativity to improve their work environments.

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Creative Economic Development Study

The highlights for the 2nd quarter 2015 include a 140% increase in net profit compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014. (Read complete release)

This spring, a market study assessing the impact of visual art in commercial environments is being conducted by business students at the University of St. Thomas and other business schools. Professor Timothy Murray, from the business school of University of St. Thomas, is directing the study.

The market study will focus on organizations and leadership based in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area. Based upon research studies that have found art can improve employee productivity and retention, and impact patient outcomes in healthcare, the final report will provide an indication of the awareness of art as an asset. [READ COMPLETE RELEASE]

William Kieger, CEO of General Finance and Development (OTC Markets: GFDV) and President of Corporate Art Force dba Art Force announced today that an option for additional space has been exercised in the Van Buren Building located in the NE Minneapolis Arts District……. Full News Release