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Who are New England's immigrants?

Foreign immigration is driving New England's population growth and shaping the region's economic and demographic character. Who are the region's immigrants? Where do they live? How are they doing? An analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston answers some of these questions.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 10-21

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Financing women-owned businesses

From micro-loans to equity financing, women have less capital available to them than do their male counterparts.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 4-5

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Made in Vermont: protecting the rural working landscape

Like maple syrup and milk, farms are part of Vermont?s identity. Mamie Marcuss examines the impact of agriculture on the state?s economy and the ways in which Vermonters are working to sustain their rural heritage.
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Breaking new ground: Denise Nappier, State Treasurer of Connecticut

Connecticut law allows consideration of the social, environmental, and economic impact of state investments. Treasurer Nappier explains how focusing on a "double bottom line" has improved the state's financial health.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 21-22

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The impact of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act on banks, community groups and consumers

Last fall Congress passed legislation that will dramatically alter the financial services industry in the United States. Carol Lewis explains how the sweeping reforms in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act impact bank holding companies, banks, community groups, and consumers.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 22-24

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Mind the gap: grandparents raising grandchildren

The population of grandparents raising their grandchildren is rising. These families face unique pressures, such as finding appropriate and affordable housing. In Boston, one housing community meets their needs. Others around the country may be on the way.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 3-7

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Mapping New England: heating fuel usage in southern New England

Two maps of southern New England tap 2006 American Community Survey data to show the heating fuels most often used in owner-occupied housing units versus the fuels favored in renter-occupied units.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 9

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The effective use of property tax incentives for economic development

To make property-tax incentives for business more effective, do not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive wars, cooperate with surrounding localities, and conduct regular evaluations.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 4-7

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Tackling foreclosure

With foreclosure rates rising nationwide, public officials, financial institutions, and community organizations are launching prevention programs and educating housing counselors and attorneys on the issue.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 12-13

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Creating housing opportunities

Helping families of low and moderate means find opportunities in high-cost areas requires special tactics. Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO) shows it can be done.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 16-17




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