Report on Bridging the Gap between Economic and Workforce Development
12/18/2019 - When the economic development and workforce development systems are aligned, job seekers receive training and skill development that employers demand, and employers have access to a skilled workforce. This article summarizes a report on the benefits of aligning the two systems.
Banking in Rural Communities
12/18/2019 - The Board has released a report that examines how rural consumers and small businesses use bank branches and how their communities have been affected by branch closures. Learn about the findings in this article.
Report on Heirs' Property Highlights Challenges and Interventions for Communities
11/20/2019 - Heirs' property is land inherited by the descendants of a previous owner, often one who did not leave a will. This article discusses a comprehensive report on the issues facing these property owners, including the inability to transfer wealth to future generations.
Fed Publication Explores Small Business Capital Access
11/5/2019 - Small firms are vital to the U.S. economy, yet less than half report that their credit needs are met. Consumer & Community Context features original analysis on small businesses' access to capital. Read a summary of the research in this article.