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  Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated April 28, 2014
watering can and cash plants Economic Gardening: A Homegrown Approach to Growth
4/28/2014 - How effective are economic development strategies that seek to grow local entrepreneurship and small businesses? Todd Johnson at Gallup and Dell Gines at the Kansas City Fed explore the successes and challenges associated with this approach.
graphic of Florida with dollar sign Partnership Works to Reduce Poverty
4/17/2014 - The Florida Prosperity Partnership, a statewide coalition, links community organizations, state and local governments, and financial institutions to support residents' financial health. Here's a look at some of the organization's achievements.
pencil and paper Answer the Call…for Papers
4/17/2014 - The Federal Reserve invites paper submissions for the 2015 Community Development Research Conference, which will take place next April 2-3 in Washington, D.C. The deadline for abstracts in three broad categories—families, communities, and the economy—is September 8.
houses graphic Online Tool Aids Atlanta Policymakers, Community Members
4/11/2014 - While the city of Atlanta is an attractive place to live and work, many low-income people have not shared in that prosperity. A new web mapping tool provides data to enhance regional planning and help inform policy.
Fed Board building Crowdfunding for Community Development
4/11/2014 - Many people are familiar with crowdfunding for tech start-ups or independent films. At a recent conference at the Fed's Board of Governors, community development professionals discussed crowdfunding as a new financing source.
Fed Chief Yellen Fed Chair Yellen: Fed Will Continue to Support Labor Market
4/7/2014 - Because the labor market remains weak by historical standards, the central bank needs to continue some of its "extraordinary steps" to spur the economy, said Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a recent speech. She also discussed keeping interest rates low to help the recovery.
conference Atlanta Fed Cohosts National Microbusiness Conference
4/7/2014 - Join advocates from across the country to learn about resources available to very small firms. The New Orleans event will take place May 5-7.
jobs Evolution of the Ecosystem: State Workforce Development Agencies
3/31/2014 - State workforce development agencies are crucial in deploying federal funding related to job training and placement. Rich Hobbie of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and Burt Barnow of George Washington University explore how these agencies are evolving as funding streams change.
conference Plan to Attend Conference on Generation Y's Financial Well-Being
3/31/2014 - Young adults face many economic challenges as they pay off student loans, compete for good paying jobs, and set up households. A St. Louis Fed conference in May will examine some cutting-edge research on those challenges.
budget United Way Center for Financial Stability Advances Financial Coaching
3/26/2014 - The center leverages partnerships to provide low- and moderate-income individuals in South Florida with personalized financial coaching, credit counseling, tax preparation, and other services. Learn about this innovative initiative.
homeless person UNITY Coalition Tackles Homelessness in New Orleans
3/11/2014 - Despite limited resources, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a coalition of 60-plus local agencies, permanently housed over 500 chronically homeless people last year. Learn how the coalition achieved that success in an article highlighting best practices in the Southeast.