Making a profit usually trumps community concern when it comes to commercial construction projects. But now there’s a way to ensure both. Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are contracts that engage public- and private-sector stakeholders in a different kind of development — one that enables profits, fuels positive economic development and benefits the community. These agreements allow community involvement in the land development process. The Annie E. Casey Foundation convened experts on both sides of the issue in 2007 to discuss CBAs as a tool for helping low-income neighborhoods become a partner in the redevelopment process.