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Reviving downtown New England: Westfield, Massachusetts brownfields project

Westfield not only looks like other small New England cities, it also shares many of their challenges. Westfield also contains a brownfield site, this one in the middle of its downtown commercial district.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9

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Inner cities offer competitive advantages

More businesses are locating in inner cities, where lower rents and proximity to suppliers, customers, and willing workers are boosting the bottom line. Outside investors who have not caught on will find this article enlightening.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 28-30

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No island is an island: Maine's island housing groups collaborate

The Islands Challenge Fund formed by the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Sea Coast Mission, the Island Institute, and Genesis Community Loan Fund offers a model for helping year-round residents in any resort community to create affordable housing.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 16-17

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Meeting future workforce needs: FIRST Robotics in Clinton, Massachusetts

School and business partnerships can strengthen the workforce. The vehicle for one such collaboration is FIRST, a national robotics competition that a Massachusetts school district and plastics company Nypro Inc. have participated in since 1992: ?the hardest fun ever.?
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 6-8

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Mapping New England: foreclosure prevention event

Two maps show where many of the holders of troubled mortgages who attended the first foreclosure prevention workshop of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston came from.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 20-21

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Early education's big dividends: the better public investment

Public investments in projects like new stadiums never achieve returns equal to those from early childhood education?which several small studies have assessed at 7 percent to 20 percent. Now Minnesota is testing whether scaling up can produce the same results.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 3-5

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Young entrepreneurs are the future

The Small Business Journalist of the Year for Maine and New England describes producing and hosting ?Back to Business? on radio and directing the University of Maine?s Target Technology Incubator.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 14-15

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Giving a decommissioned military base new life

Financing economic development using New Markets Tax Credits can be complicated, but a Maine collaboration shows that it can provide jobs and benefit an entire region.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spring , Pages 22-24

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A new initiative for Massachusetts smaller cities

The Boston Fed announces the Working Cities Challenge, an initiative to advance collaborative leadership in smaller cities and support ambitious efforts to improve the lives of low-income residents.
Communities and Banking , Issue Summer , Pages 6-7

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Taking stock of the Community Reinvestment Act

Over the past 25 years, the Community Reinvestment Act has been found to expand access to mortgage credit. But the banking world keeps evolving. Lending gains were strong during the 1990s, yet disparities still exist. This article provides highlights of an important paper that was produced by Harvard University on CRA's silver anniversary.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 14-17

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