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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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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Department’s field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. CDPS’ goals include conducting research on community … Continue reading

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Redefining Rustbelt: Making Broadband Available to Residents and Small Businesses in Detroit, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Philadelphia

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau In the digital era, broadband is essential for running a business, finding a job, and getting and receiving most types of mainstream data and information.  Yet disparity in broadband use remains a concern across … Continue reading

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What’s Missing? How Bankers and Community Development Finance Practitioners Can Reach Diverse Business Owners and Neighborhoods in Detroit

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau The Minority Capital Access forum in October 2014, hosted by the Community Development and Policy Studies Department, brought together panels of experts to reflect on recent efforts in Detroit to support small business owners, … Continue reading

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“Manufacturing Better Opportunity & A Stronger Economy”

By Steve Kuehl This autumn, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held two Economic Development Forums in Wisconsin that focused on workforce development.  The Chicago Fed partnered with the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) and The Center on Wisconsin Strategy … Continue reading

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Summit on Regional Competiveness

By Emily Engel and Susan Longworth On Friday September 27, 2013, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted the Summit on Regional Competiveness (Summit) with The Alliance for Regional Development (Alliance) and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.  The Alliance is an … Continue reading

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What Works? Join the Discussion.

Written by Jeremiah Boyle The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Community Development and Policy Studies division will host a discussion about Investing in What Works for America’s Communities on Monday, June 17, 2013. Although registration has exceeded capacity for this … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies Update

This blog is a summary of Community Development and Policy Studies topics in the Seventh District from the latest CDPS Survey. According to the latest CDPS survey: Many issues still impact the housing market in the Seventh District, especially in … Continue reading

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Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative

Written by Emily Engel On January 30, 2013, the Chicago Fed hosted a conference organized by the Woodstock Institute and other partners in the Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (RHOPI) entitled, “Single-Family Rental Housing: Managing the Next Step of the … 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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