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Sharpening Skills: Atlanta Fed Ebook Examines Effective Workforce Development Partnerships
Ensuring the workforce can meet the needs of today's economy is an ongoing challenge. A new ebook from the Atlanta Fed's Community and Economic Development department aims to foster understanding of how partnerships can improve the quality of local labor forces.

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Tune into Webinar on Occupational Credentials
02/19/2016 - Workers and employers increasingly rely on occupational credentials for their workforce training needs. Speakers will discuss the value of credentials and how training programs can be redesigned in the February 23 webinar. This article provides more details and registration information.

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Participate in Webinar on CDFI Bond Guarantee Program
02/17/2016 - The program offers creditworthy community development financial institutions (CDFI) access to long-term affordable capital. Speakers will discuss how the program incentivizes CDFIs to take on large-scale projects and how to access the program. Learn more in this article.

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CDFIs Seek Federal Home Loan Bank Membership
02/10/2016 - Community development financial institutions have long faced challenges securing financing to assist low-income communities. One option is to become a Federal Home Loan Bank member to access additional funding sources. This article discusses the membership process and new members in the Atlanta region.

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The Small Cities Study Tour: Chattanooga's Comeback
02/03/2016 - How have some small cities forged a path to economic resurgence while others still languish? Representatives from several Federal Reserve Banks and place-based funders are on tour to find out. In this first article in a series, they study a revitalized Chattanooga.

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Tune into Fed Webinar on Financing Workforce Development
01/21/2016 - This session will explore pay-for-success financing and a community employment loan program, both of which could have a major impact on the workforce development field. The webinar takes place on January 28, register today!

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Plan to Attend Premier Conference on Economic Development
01/14/2016 - Join over 1,000 practitioners at the 2016 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference on February 7-10 in Los Angeles. The event will explore emerging ideas and best practices in community development. Register today!

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Strength in Numbers: Regional Workforce Collaboration
01/11/2016 - Close collaboration in the workforce development field is the current trend, creating a more accessible system for businesses and job seekers alike. The Atlanta Fed's Stuart Andreason and Dee Baird of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance discuss research findings on how the various players collaborate.

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Offsetting Gentrification and Fostering Inclusive Transit-Oriented Development
01/04/2016 - The Atlanta Fed cohosted a recent symposium to examine strategies that would promote equitable transit-oriented development without gentrifying a neighborhood and displacing residents. Here's a peek inside the discussions.