Star's program spurs economic development

Updated: December 27, 2004, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In the seven years since Reggie White and his wife helped found Urban Hope, the program has assisted in starting 400 businesses.

"A lot of people know Reggie as a football player and a legend, but what he has returned to the community and the seeds that he's planted here was one of the best models in America for economic development," said Mark Burwell, Urban Hope's executive director.

White, a former defensive end and one of the NFL's greatest players, ...

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