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November/December 2011

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Southeast Third Quarter Mortgage Trends Compared with a Year Earlier

Resources from Small Business Forum

Jan. Deadline for 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards

Negative Equity Curbs Real Estate Recovery

Podcast Explores Regional Economic Development Strategies

Health Care Sector: Economic Engine for Communities


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Updated December 22, 2011
mortgage document Mortgage Performance Trends in the Southeast: Mixed Results for the Third Quarter
12/22/2011 - In the Southeast, seriously delinquent first mortgages are down slightly in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010. However, foreclosure rates have seen a modest increase in that same time period, reflecting the national trend.
small business staff Materials from Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery Forum Now Available
12/21/2011 - On November 9-10, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System hosted a forum on Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. View materials from this event, including conference papers, video clips, transcripts, and speaker presentations.
community development meeting Nominate Financial Institutions for the 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards
12/21/2011 - The 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards will recognize the work of financial institutions that advance solutions to strengthen small businesses. The deadline for nominations is January 13. Recipients will be recognized at a special awards luncheon at the 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference March 25-28, 2012, in Seattle, Washington.
Atlanta office buildings Negative Equity Impedes Real Estate Market Recovery
12/21/2011 - Over 10.7 million households owe more than their homes are worth as of the third quarter of 2011, according to Chief Economist Mark Fleming of CoreLogic. Negative equity can hinder homeowners' ability to sell their homes or, in some cases, to qualify for loan modification and refinancing programs.
Atlanta office buildings Regional Innovation: When the Sum Is Greater than the Parts
12/20/2011 - Economic development practitioners can foster strategic collaboration among regional concentrations of firms and industries to support job growth and investment in their communities. John Fernandez, the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, discusses how to develop and maximize the effectiveness of regional economic development strategies.
arm in blood pressure cuff The Doctor Is In: Economic Development Strategies in Health Care
12/16/2011 - The health care sector has been an important source of new jobs in this economy. Dr. Ricardo Azziz, president of Georgia Health Sciences University, discusses the importance of the sector to the economic well-being of communities and how its growth can help catalyze economic development.