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May 14, 2018

Register for the Reinventing Our Communities Conference

Join other community development professionals at the 2018 event. You will learn strategies for investing in financial, human, physical, and social capital to create opportunities for communities. Register in Partners Update.

Apr 24, 2018

Apply for Community Advisory Council Membership

The Federal Reserve Board seeks individuals who want to serve on the Community Advisory Council. Learn more about the council in Partners Update.

Mar 26, 2018

Webinar Will Probe Quality Jobs

The Kansas City Fed presents the third webinar in a series on high-quality jobs for lower-wage workers. The April 26 session will feature panelists' research perspectives on developing these jobs, says Partners Update.

Mar 02, 2018

Engaging Banks in Workforce Development

Participate in a two-part webinar series to learn how workforce development organizations and banks can partner to improve economic opportunity for workers. Register for the sessions in Partners Update.

Feb 14, 2018

Investments in Low-Income Communities

The recent tax bill created a new incentive for investing in distressed communities. Learn about the Opportunity Zone Program in Partners Update.

Aug 29, 2016

Event: CDFI Banks in the Southeast: Embracing Opportunities and Addressing Challenges

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta hosted a forum in Jackson, Mississippi, to explore priorities, opportunities, strategies, regulatory issues, and other timely topics affecting community development financial institution (CDFI) banks in the Southeast.

Jul 26, 2016

Event: Promoting Access and Inclusion in ABLE Programs: New Opportunities for Savings, Financial Inclusion, and Economic Security for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families

The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and St. Louis, the National Disability Institute and the ABLE National Resource Center, and Washington University’s Center for Social Development hosted a forum in Atlanta to bring together a select group of leaders in the financial, disability, and 529 savings communities.

Jan 08, 2015

Blog Further Explores the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The EB-5 program was designed to attract foreign investment into economically distressed communities, but is it achieving that goal? A second blog post discusses some southeastern projects and raises several issues for community and economic developers to consider. Partners Update summarizes the findings.

Oct 29, 2014

Blog Explores the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Community and economic developers are always looking for new ways to help revitalize economically distressed communities. The Atlanta Fed's Will Lambe looks at one rather novel program that could help; Partners Update summarizes the findings.

Jun 30, 2014

Competition to Incentivize Community Change: Working Cities Challenge

The Working Cities Challenge seeks to spur collaborative leadership in Massachusetts's smaller cities and help improve low-income residents' quality of life. Prabal Chakrabarti, at the Boston Fed, and Jessica Andors, at Lawrence Community Works, discuss the initiative in an Economic Development podcast episode. podcast

May 16, 2014

The Power of Collective Impact

The economic and social challenges that affect the geographically large, diverse Appalachia region are too complex for an individual organization to address. Over 200 local and regional funding entities have formed the Appalachia Funders Network to make a greater impact, reports Partners Update.

Mar 21, 2012

Can the Jobs Gap Be Filled through Temporary Public-sector Positions?

Philip Harvey, professor of law and economics at Rutgers University, discusses how his proposed direct job creation program would create temporary public-sector jobs, and in the process, help reduce unemployment.

Feb 29, 2012

Harnessing Many Financing Sources to Benefit a Community

Two community development finance professionals discuss their strategies to support the expansion of a community health care center in a low-income neighborhood in New Orleans.

Feb 21, 2012

Tax Relief? An Innovative Proposal to Nurture New Entrepreneurs

Bob Friedman of the Corporation for Enterprise Development discusses how federal tax preparation assistance for new businesses and the self-employed could facilitate job creation.

Oct 20, 2011

Land Banks: One Tool for Housing Market Recovery

Governor Elizabeth Duke discussed "lessons learned" from the financial crisis during a Federal Reserve Board forum on September 1. Duke also identified obstacles to the housing market recovery and explored possible solutions. One option, land banking, has a good track record in the Southeast.

Aug 31, 2011

Should CDFIs Join Your Job-Creation Team?

CDFIs (community development financial institutions) are playing a growing and evolving role in job creation across the country. Donna Gambrell, director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund, discusses CDFIs and how they contribute to economic development in this second half of a two-part podcast.

Jun 24, 2011

Presentations and Papers from Three Recent Conferences Online

The Atlanta Fed cosponsored conferences on green development and green finance, community development research, and increasing stability in unbanked and under-banked communities.

Jun 09, 2011

The Economics of Green Building

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?

Mar 10, 2011

Strengthening the Green Foundation: Research and Policy Directions for Development and Finance | 11/09–10/2011

The conference investigated core issues surrounding green development and assessed the tools, challenges, and opportunities in financing this type of development. Tulane University's Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development program and the Atlanta Fed’s Center for Real Estate Analytics cohosted the event.