Economic Development Podcasts Focus on Job Creation
Fed Vice Chair Yellen Speaks on Housing
Recent Conference Papers Online
Self-employment as Economic Development Strategy
June 22 Deadline to Apply for SBLF
Economics of Green Building
Q1 Small Business Survey Results
New Resources for Small Businesses
Call for Papers
Events & Supplemental Reading
Resources for Current Issues
Economic Development Podcasts
||Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated June 30, 2011
||Self-employment as economic development strategy
6/17/2011 - New research suggests that self-employment is becoming an important solution to unemployment in the Southeast, especially in rural areas. But why are there different outcomes for urban and rural areas? And what are the implications for economic developers and policymakers?
||The Economics of Green Building
6/9/2011 - Small improvements in the "sustainability" of buildings can have large effects on greenhouse gas emissions and on energy efficiency in the economy. In today's commercial real estate market, does it also make business sense to invest in the energy efficiency or "sustainability" of buildings?
||Fed Vice Chair Yellen Speaks on Housing
6/27/2011 - At the Cleveland Fed's annual Policy Summit, Yellen's keynote address focused on the state of the housing market, especially low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and policy initiatives to address their challenges.
||New Resources for Small Businesses Now Available
6/9/2011 - The Atlanta Fed offers a new collection of small business resources, with a special focus on the Southeast. Plus, now you can explore the relationships between small business, entrepreneurship, and economic recovery through papers and presentations from a recent conference.
||Answer the Call (for Papers) by July 8
6/9/2011 - Policy implications are in the spotlight as sponsors of an upcoming conference on small business and entrepreneurism invite the submission of papers. Sponsors encourage authors to explore the needs of small businesses, with special attention to those owned by women and minorities and those in traditionally underserved areas.