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Community Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development
Vol. 21, No. 1, 2011
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From the CAO's Desk

Putting It All Together for a Better Future

Under Water in More Ways Than One: Historic Flooding and Foreclosures in Atlanta

Mortgage Foreclosures and the Future of Housing Finance

The CED Roundtable: Emerging Roles for Community and Technical Colleges

The Recap: Creative Approaches to Current Issues

Natural Disaster, Manmade Recession, and the Haitian Diaspora

Small Businesses Need Big Ideas: The Challenge of Financing

Staff

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Putting It All Together for a Better Future
In this West Georgia community, businesses, educators, and local government have teamed up to address low graduation rates and create a ready workforce. Carroll County Schools and Southwire Company's 12 for Life program helped boost the county's graduation rate by 11 percent between 2004 and 2009.
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Under Water in More Ways Than One: Historic Flooding and Foreclosures in Atlanta
The Atlanta neighborhoods most affected by the September 2009 flooding were already struggling with foreclosures. Careful planning and policy efforts can ensure the sustainability and resilience of such vulnerable communities.
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Mortgage Foreclosures and the Future of Housing Finance
In his welcome remarks at a joint conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed housing policy and the importance of homeownership.
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The CED Roundtable: Emerging Roles for Community and Technical Colleges in Economic Development
Rolando Montoya, Provost at Miami-Dade College, and James King, Vice Chancellor for Tennessee Technology Centers, discuss the relationship between postsecondary education and economic development.
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The Recap: Creative Approaches to Current Community and Economic Development Issues
The Recap features a roundup of current research and analysis on a wide range of topics in community and economic development, including housing, financial stability, small business, and disaster recovery.
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Natural Disaster and Manmade Recession Reveal Strengths and Needs of Haitian Diaspora
Community organizations both formally and informally linked have been especially important to Miami's Haitian-American community since the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.
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Image of money growing on trees Small Businesses Need Big Ideas: The Challenge of Small Business Financing
Researchers and policymakers are searching for a better understanding of interventions needed to encourage safe lending to small businesses and strengthen their job creation capacity.
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