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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.

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Looking Around the Corner: The Future of Economic Development
10/27/2014 - How can local economic development strategies evolve to address demographic changes, technological innovation, and increasing global competitiveness? Dan Gundersen, a former senior commerce official, and Rick Weddle, president of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, discuss the topic.

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Join Webinar Discussion on Participation Loans for Small Businesses
What are participation loans and how can they support small businesses in accessing credit? A November session will provide insights on these loans.

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Fed Webinar Focuses on Prepurchase Homeownership Counseling
What impact does prepurchase counseling have on improving homeowners' creditworthiness over time? Learn about counseling effectiveness in this new session.

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Register for Fed Webinar on Increasing Community College Students' Financial Capability
How are community colleges addressing the financial challenges of their students? This session will focus on strategies to help develop students' personal finance skills.

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Comment Requested on Proposed Community Reinvestment Q&As
Want to make your voice heard about how banks implement the Community Reinvestment Act? Submit your comments today!

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Microenterprises Raise the Floor and Build a Ladder
09/29/2014 - Some 31 million people are employed in U.S. microenterprises, businesses with five or fewer employees. Do these companies create good jobs with potential career advancement? The Aspen Institute's Joyce Klein and Luz Gomez discuss a report on this topic.

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Inclusionary Housing Policies: A Promising Tool for Housing Affordability
The U.S. housing market has been on the mend since the recession ended, but increasing property values are leaving many families of modest means priced out of the market. We examine inclusionary housing policies as one possible solution.

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New Data Digests Offer Greater Flexibility to Users
The Digests provide data on current economic activity and trends in employment and real estate and now feature interactive, user-friendly charts. Here's an overview of the new features.