Special Publications

We partner with other Reserve Banks and organizations on research relevant to community and economic development practitioners.

eBooks
eBooks
Free electronic books on community and economic development topics are available for download in iBook, Kindle, and PDF formats.
Cascade Focus
Uneven Opportunity: Exploring Employers' Educational Preferences for Middle-Skills Jobs Adobe PDF file formatOff-site link
The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia investigate the factors that contribute to employer requirements of a bachelor's degree for four key opportunity occupations.
Transforming Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st CenturyOff-site link
The book explores how new policies and practice can meet the changing needs of workers, businesses, and their communities. The Atlanta and Kansas City Feds and Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce Development collaborated on the book, which has contributions from over 65 leading scholars and practitioners engaged in workforce development.
Identifying Opportunity Occupations in the Nation's Largest Metropolitan Economies
Identifying Opportunity Occupations in the Nation's Largest Metropolitan Economies
The report identifies good-paying jobs in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas for workers who have less than a four-year college degree. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Cleveland, and Philadelphia collaborated on the findings. Full report Adobe PDF file format (8 MB) | Infographic Adobe PDF file format (392 KB)
Small Business Survey
Small Business Survey
Reports information about the business performance, financing needs and choices, and borrowing experiences of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.