Working Cities Challenge: remarks at the MetroHartford Alliance breakfast event \"Working Cities, Thriving Communities: How Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Our Communities Thrive\", Hartford, Connecticut, August 8, 2018
Eric Rosengren presented an overview of the Working Cities Challenge covering, among other topics, the initiatives taking place in Connecticut.
Philadelphia Fed Economics Research Conference Highlights the Case for Inclusive Economic Growth
Leadership on inclusive economic growth must be deliberate to achieve the goal of bringing economic benefits to everyone. That was the key takeaway of the closing session at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia?s recent Policy Forum
Whom Will Opportunity Zones Help?
Opinion: Whom Will Opportunity Zones Help?
Coordinated Funding Strategies for Equitable Development
Learn how the Delta Philanthropy Forum and St. Louis Community Development Funders Forum support their regions’ ability to deploy capital for equitable economic growth.
President’s Message: Connecting with the Communities We Serve
The St. Louis Fed connects with those we serve in a variety of ways. Our 2019 annual report focuses on the St. Louis Fed’s community development efforts, including the Delta Communities initiative and Investment Connection program.
The Role of Transportation in Fostering Economic Mobility in Northeastern Pennsylvania
The Scranton Area Community Foundation (SACF), founded 63 years ago to promote change and growth in northeastern Pennsylvania, embarked on a series of community discussions more than a year ago to elicit information about the region?s opportunities for economic growth
Forum Focuses on Effective Community Development Corporations
The Philadelphia Fed hosted a forum last August that focused on some of the different approaches used by community development organizations. The event, titled Models of Surviving and Thriving CDCs: A Forum on Organizational Approaches and Strategies, was jointly sponsored by the Philadelphia Fed, the Delaware Housing Coalition, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations. The forum reflected the Fed?s ongoing interest in community development corporations (CDCs). The 40 attendees were experienced ...
Q&A: Black Executives on Equitable Funding
What is your definition of true equity? Three Black executives share their personal insights and tips on counteracting funding inequality.
Overlooked Suburbs: The Changing Metropolitan Geography of Poverty in the Western United States
This report examines trends between 1990 and 2014—18 in the location of populations experiencing poverty, which we define as those with incomes below the federal poverty line, within metropolitan regions in the United States, with a particular focus on the western United States.We explore how growing suburban poverty is distributed across jurisdictional boundaries that shape governance outcomes, including incorporated and unincorporated suburbs. The size of a suburb and its incorporation status affect its position within local-regional political structures, and smaller suburbs may be ...
Spotlight on Research: The Impact of Government Subsidized Lending: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Access to credit in all segments of the population not only enhances the financial viability of individuals and their communities but also contributes to a robust economy. However, for various reasons, the private sector might not supply an adequate amount of credit or capital to meet the demand in certain areas. In these instances, the government might step in and bridge the gap. One approach taken by the federal government is to provide funds from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to financial intermediaries such as community development financial institutions ...