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Community Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2008

FEATURES

Foreclosure Mitigation Work Continues

Economic Gardening Helps Communities Grow Their Own Jobs

Fellowship Program Builds Lasting Legacy in New Orleans

Mitigating the Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhoods

Nonprofits Ease South Florida's Foreclosure Woes

Free Crisis Preparedness Video Available From the Atlanta Fed

Spotlight on the District—Atlanta Fed Partners in Events Across the Region to Prevent Foreclosure

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Economic Gardening Helps Communities Grow Their Own Jobs
One of the keys to a sustainable community is strong economic growth and industry. To achieve this goal, many local governments have opted to abandon traditional economic development strategies that rely on luring outside companies with costly tax incentives. Instead, they have focused on supporting local growth companies that can create jobs from within.



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Fellowship Program Builds Lasting Legacy in New Orleans
The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence launches a new fellowship program in New Orleans that will help to build long-term redevelopment capacity in the region.



Fed Governor Kroszner

Mitigating the Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhoods
This is an excerpt from Fed Governor Randall S. Kroszner's speech at the NeighborWorks America symposium on stabilizing communities in the wake of foreclosure.



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Nonprofits Ease South Florida's Foreclosure Woes
First-time homeowners in South Florida who received credit and homeownership counseling have been able to avoid common financial pitfalls.



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Free Crisis Preparedness Video Available From the Atlanta Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has produced a video program designed to help financial institutions and first responders prepare for emergencies, including hurricanes, pandemics and floods.