Pacific Community Ventures

Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is a community development venture capital firm whose largest investor is CalPERS, the state employee pension fund. CalPERS' investment has helped bring capital to low-income communities. For instance, PCV invested $400,000 in Niman Ranch, an Oakland-based natural meat product distributor that employs 110 workers in a low-income neighborhood, with wages averaging $14 an hour and annual sales in excess of $50 million.

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