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This white paper produced by the St. Louis Fed focuses on the benefits of nonprofit co-location, the unique position of CDFIs to partner with these facilities, and how co-location is happening in the U.S. The research was presented at the Bank’s Social Purpose Real Estate Regional Conference; materials and videos from the event are available here.
The 12 Federal Reserve Banks issued the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms, which examines the results of an annual survey of business conditions and the credit environment faced by small business owners who have full- or part-time employees. The survey gathered experiences from firms across all 50 states and the District of Columbia through the joint efforts of the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco and St. Louis.
With the theme “Transforming Regional Economies: Growth and Equity through Policy and Practice,” this year’s Policy Summit on June 22–23 in Cleveland will highlight the latest research and practitioner innovations in community and economic development in urban and rural regions. Sessions will explore poverty and inequality, entrepreneurship and jobs, the critical role of anchor institutions, health outcomes in urban and rural areas, and the opioid crisis, to name a few. Engaging speakers and opportunities to expand your network and learn from a few hundred attendees are great reasons to attend.
This new podcast asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about the challenges they are facing and solutions they’ve found for significant social issues like economic mobility, affordable housing, small business development and community reinvestment. Each episode showcases successful programs that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The latest episode, "Access to Next-Stage Growth for Small Businesses," features a data-driven program and curriculum that helps established small businesses achieve scale. All episodes are available at accesspodcast.org or on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.
An analysis shows that since the housing crash, mortgage denial rates in the Ninth Federal Reserve District are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.
Some Twin Cities neighborhoods are using art-based approaches to create distinct identities, spark public interest, and address challenges their residents face. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.
Ever wonder about the Federal Reserve’s involvement in the field of community development? Wonder no more. Released in June 2014, Federal Reserve Community Development Perspectives: A summary of activities, insights, and future opportunities answers the "what," "why" and "how" of the Fed's role in community development. The report highlights the Fed’s recent efforts to address barriers to economic growth, and promote fair and informed access to financial markets. Featuring brief summaries of its community development work organized into four focus areas--people, place, the policy and practice of community development, and small business--the report includes background information that helps to provide context for this work, a sampling of key research, outreach programs and other initiatives, as well as some ideas on future challenges, needs and opportunities.