Call for Papers on Community-Based Programs
04/24/2015 - The Dallas Fed seeks papers for the conference Intent vs. Impact: Evaluating Individual- and Community-Based Programs. The deadline for submissions is June 15; this article provides guidelines.
Federal Reserve Board Seeks Community Advisory Council Members
04/17/2015 - The Federal Reserve Board has announced it is accepting Statements of Interest from individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the Community Advisory Council (CAC).
Coordinating Regional Workforce Development Systems
04/15/2015 - Here's a first look at a new discussion paper that examines the Atlanta metro area’s challenges in coordinating workforce development programs and services. The paper explores four cities that can serve as models of successful collaboration.
Economic Dynamism in Small Cities
04/14/2015 - Many small cities are growing at faster rates than has occurred in decades. This article examines factors that contribute to economically vital small cities.
Future Fortunes: Trends in Educational Attainment in U.S. Legacy Regions
04/14/2015 - The authors investigate educational attainment trends in legacy cities, older industrial areas that once relied on manufacturing and production but lost jobs and population, in this third article in a series.
Fed Webinar to Explore Small Business Survey Results
03/30/2015 - Several Federal Reserve banks conducted a survey to assess small businesses' credit needs and access to capital after the Great Recession. Members of the survey team will discuss their findings in this free webinar.
Future Fortunes: Trends in Educational Attainment in the Most Populous Metros
03/26/2015 - In this second article in a series, the authors examine educational attainment trends across the country's 50 largest metropolitan areas and how the trends may have different implications for cities and suburbs.
The Role of Place-Based Initiatives in Community Development
03/23/2015 - As the name says, these initiatives are designed to concentrate investments in a specific location, and some couple infrastructure and human capital investments. This article summarizes place-based initiatives, describes challenges for communities incorporating such a strategy, and discusses best practices.
Community Development Financial Institutions: Providing Capital for Revitalization
03/19/2015 - The lenders, also known as CDFIs, provide capital for affordable housing, small businesses, schools, health centers, and manufacturing facilities. This article discusses CDFIs doing business in the Southeast.
Integrating Financial Counseling with Other Municipal Services
03/13/2015 - One model of financial counseling couples education with delivery of point-in-time municipal services. This model and other issues relevant to financial education providers were topics at the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund's annual meeting hosted by the Atlanta Fed's Nashville Branch.
Health and Community Development: Some Perspectives and Resources
03/12/2015 - In terms of health, the Southeast tends to trail behind other parts of the country, though efforts are under way to address these persistent challenges. This article looks at resources generated in our region and by our Fed colleagues connecting health and community development.
The Arts Meet Community Development
03/05/2015 - The creative industries contribute about a million jobs to the U.S. economy with supporting industries offering millions more. This article looks at the role the arts could play in the community development field.
Fed Webinar Will Explore Expanding Access to Healthy Food
03/05/2015 - National experts will discuss data on low- and moderate-income consumers' needs and behaviors regarding healthy food, the programs and approaches proven to be most successful, and more. Register for this March 26 session.