Tag Archives: Data

Making Chicago Greener

By Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell In honor of Earth Day last week, and in light of the emphasis that CDPS places on workforce development, this blog will profile two programs helping the formerly incarcerated enter or re-enter the workforce … Continue reading

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A New Tool for Measuring the Convergence of Community Development and Public Health

By: Emily Engel & Susan Longworth Continuing efforts to facilitate opportunities for the community development and public health sectors to collaborate in order to maximize resources and impact, the Community Development and Policy Studies Division at the Federal  Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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From classroom to career: An overview of current workforce development trends, issues, and initiatives

By Emily Engel and Daniel DiFranco Community Development and Policy Studies’ (CDPS) most recent Profitwise News and Views (PNV) entitled, “From classroom to career: An overview of current workforce development trends, issues, and initiatives,” derives from CDPS’ Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI). Since … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) populations and communities. CDPS conducts regular surveys of people representing … Continue reading

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Seventh District Foreclosure Update

Written by Emily Engel and Daniel DiFranco Recently, the news media have been discussing an uptick in the housing market. We document some of the positive effects we have seen in the Seventh District in a series of Foreclosure Graphs, … Continue reading

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Green Bay Profile

Written by Emily Engel Brief History on Green Bay Green Bay is the oldest settlement in Wisconsin.[1]  Settled by the French in the 17th century due to its strategic location at the junction of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.  Green … Continue reading

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Leveraging Resources for Small Businesses in Detroit

Written by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau During the past year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Community Development and Policy Studies division has been studying the changing financial landscape of Detroit and its implications for access to financial services … Continue reading

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Racine Profile

Why was Racine Chosen for the ICI Study Like all the other cities in the ICI study, Racine was a manufacturing hub in the 1960s. The city has long been a major manufacturing hub for fanning mills (machines that separate … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap: Alternative Providers of Credit to Small Businesses

Community-based lenders and other nonbank entities saw a steep rise in demand when bank lending to small businesses dropped by more than 50% between 2007 and 2010. [1] A recent article in ProfitWise News and Views, “Small Business Credit: Alternative … Continue reading

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Chicago Fed Income-Based Economic Index (IBEX)

While the main purpose of our blog is to promote new projects and research we in CDPS are working on at all stages, we also want to highlight existing community development resources on our website, such as the Chicago Fed … Continue reading

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