Plan to Attend CRA Officer Workshop in Orlando
02/25/2015 - The March 24 event will discuss the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) exam process and designing a bank's CRA's strategy. Register for this free workshop.
The Soft Skills Gap
02/24/2015 - In listening sessions with the Atlanta Fed, workforce training providers noted the lack of soft skills in some workers. Those skills can be roughly divided into essential and workplace skills, and this article discusses each set of skills.
Highlights from the National Workforce Development Conference
02/10/2015 - The 2014 event explored strategies that can help workers get jobs or stay employable in a rapidly changing labor market. Here’s an overview of the proceedings.
Mississippi Communities Prepare for Disaster Post-Katrina
01/29/2015 - In the nine years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, many affected communities have revamped their municipal plans. Take a first look at a discussion paper on the topic of disaster resilience.
Fed Survey Finds Firms Seeking Small Amounts of Credit
01/23/2015 - The survey looks at the financing needs of small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Here's a summary of the results.
Participate in Fed Webinar on Spurring Community Engagement through Data
01/22/2015 - Interested in learning how to use data to improve planning, engagement, and operations in your local community? This January 29 session will feature speakers from the North Carolina indicators group. Register today!
Study Sheds Light on Working Families in Florida
01/15/2015 - U.S. job growth was the best in 15 years in 2014, but not all those jobs pay enough to support a family. The ALICE project describes the population of workers struggling to afford basic necessities; we examine the Florida project results.
Blog Further Explores the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
01/08/2015 - The EB-5 program was designed to attract foreign investment into economically distressed communities, but is it achieving that goal? A second blog post discusses some southeastern projects and raises several issues for community and economic developers to consider.
A Promising Approach: Improving Graduation Rates and Building a Better Workforce
01/06/2015 - High school graduation rates can have a broad effect on an area's economic vitality. How can communities implement programs to help students graduate while also providing work skills? Mike Beatty, of Great Promise Partnership, and Mike Wiggins, formerly of Southwire Company, discuss an exemplary model.
Fed Webinar to Focus on Young Adults’ Work Experiences
01/02/2015 - How are national labor market challenges and conditions affecting millennials? This session will highlight a recent Fed report on young people's perspectives.
Future Fortunes: Trends in Educational Attainment in Atlanta and Its Suburbs
02/10/2015 - Can changes in educational attainment of a population foretell the economic performance of a city relative to its suburbs? This article looks at data on the metro Atlanta area for answers.