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Social Ties, Space, and Community Resilience to Disasters
10/21/2013 - In two recent papers, an Atlanta Fed analyst explores some of the factors that contribute to community resilience to natural disasters—particularly the role of strong social networks.

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The Impact of Locally Owned Businesses on Local Economic Well-Being
10/21/2013 - Is a pro-local business approach the key to economic development? An Atlanta Fed economist looks at the evidence and offers insights to policymakers and practitioners in a recent paper featured in Partners Update.

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Call for Papers: Research Symposium on Younger Americans
10/10/2013 - The St. Louis Fed seeks papers for its second annual research symposium. The conference focuses on the challenges younger Americans face in building healthy balance sheets and achieving economic stability. Abstracts are due December 4; see Partners Update for further details.

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Access to Consumer Credit in the Southeast: Results of the Community Indicators Project
10/02/2013 - Well-functioning credit markets are vital to support a healthy economy. Using survey results and listening sessions, the Atlanta Fed's Community Indicators Project examines consumers' access to credit in the Southeast, particularly in low- and moderate-income households. Partners Update looks at the results.

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