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May/June 2011


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

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Updated June 30, 2011
small business 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?
green building 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?
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6/30/2011 - The new podcasts added to the Atlanta Fed's Economic Development podcast series highlight strategies that practitioners across the country are using in the postrecession economy.
Fed Gov Janet Yellen Fed Vice Chair Yellen Speaks on Housing New article icon
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.
conference attendees Presentations and Papers from Three Recent Conferences Online New article icon
6/27/2011 - The Atlanta Fed cosponsored conferences on green development and green finance, community development research, and increasing stability in unbanked and under-banked communities.
bills June 22 Deadline to Apply for SBLF
6/10/2011 - Don't miss the upcoming deadline for your CDLF to apply for a portion of $30 billion.
Photo of small business owner Atlanta Fed Releases Q1 2011 Results of Small Business Survey
6/9/2011 - Find out the latest small business trends by industry sector, age of firm, and more in the latest report on the results of the Atlanta Fed's quarterly survey of small businesses.
Photo of small business owner 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.
Photo of 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.