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March/April 2013


Enhancing Skill Sets of Lower-Wage Workers

Public Comment Requested on CRA Q&A Document

Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture



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  Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated April 29, 2013
workers Employer and Lower-Wage Employee Perspectives on Training and Advancement
4/29/2013 - There is value for both the employee and employer in enhancing the skill sets of lower-wage workers. Mark Popovich of the Hitachi Foundation and Jenny Benz of the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research discuss findings of a recent study on this topic and implications for policy and practice.
community development Proposed Revisions to the Interagency CRA Questions and Answers Issued
3/27/2013 - The public is encouraged to comment on proposed revisions to a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Questions and Answers document that provides guidance on compliance with the CRA. The revisions focus primarily on community development activities.
small business owners Revitalizing Downtown Through Entrepreneurship
3/25/2013 - Many cities support entrepreneurs as a way to create jobs, increase investment, and restore vitality, especially in the urban core. Ray Leach from JumpStart and Joe Marinucci of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance discuss how communities can create a thriving entrepreneur base through innovative approaches to support services and by reimagining partnerships among local organizations.