Anchor institutions are large public or nonprofit organizations – such as hospitals, universities or government agencies – that are rooted in community. An anchor mission is the process of deliberately deploying the institution’s long-term, place-based economic power to strengthen a local community, especially neighbourhoods where people facing historic and other barriers to economic opportunity.  Leveraging large public-sector institutions to build economic capacity is a primary goal for the Office of Business Operations and Strategic Affairs. Here are some our latest initiatives: