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The Federal Reserve Is Updating the Community Reinvestment Act. Here’s How You Can Help.

Whether you are a community-service organization member, an economic development professional or simply interested in helping communities in our region thrive, your comments and ideas are a critical part of ensuring an inclusive financial services industry.
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How Can You Close the Digital Divide in Your Community? Start with a Needs Assessment

The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
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Who Benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program? Our Texas Analysis Offers an Early Look

Though many hail the Paycheck Protection Program as a historic lifeline for the economy, others have raised concerns that the program reinforces inequities and has led to loan approvals not in alignment with its mission.
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Women-Veteran Entrepreneurs Face Hardships Made Worse by Pandemic

Businesses that were already vulnerable before the COVID-19 pandemic have become even more so during the ensuing recession the last few months. These businesses tend to be smaller and younger and are disproportionately owned by Hispanic and especially Black entrepreneurs.
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Federal and Local Resources Help Small Businesses Strive for New Normal

In May, we released an in-depth look at the experiences of small business owners across Texas in the first month of the crisis. In the subsequent months, there have been updates to existing resources, and more initiatives have launched to support small firms across the country and state.
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Communities, Service Providers in Region See Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery, Fed Survey Shows

Nearly all respondents reported "significant" disruption to economic conditions in their communities, and over two-thirds anticipate a "difficult" economic recovery.
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Shock, Grief and Opportunity: The Emotional Roller Coaster of COVID-19 in the Small Business Community

Given that small businesses employ nearly half of all private sector workers, their struggles directly impact both the well-being of workers and the broader economy.
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Advance Together Helps Texas Communities Build a Brighter Economic Future

Promoting economic resilience among low- and moderate-income individuals and communities is an ongoing focus of the Dallas Fed’s community development function. And it’s at the heart of a major initiative we began last year, Advance Together.
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Connecting Communities During COVID-19: A Quick Guide to Broadband Solutions for Local Governments

Directives for social distancing and stay-at-home orders have made access to broadband an urgent necessity for families as they struggle to stay connected with schooling, jobs, health care, government assistance and more.
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Communities Step Up to Address Economic Impact of COVID-19

At local and national levels, nonprofits, government agencies, funders and financial institutions are all working to mitigate this economic shock for households and businesses.
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