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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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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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CDPS hosts a conversation on apprenticeships in manufacturing

By Jason Keller According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), registered apprenticeship, a model for preparing new generations of skilled workers that can be traced back to the Middle Ages, remains an important method for … 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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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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Industrial Tour of Northwest Indiana

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans recently delivered the keynote address at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 8th Annual Business Expo and Luncheon in Hammond, Indiana.  The audience included more than 300 local chamber members, mayors of several Northwest Indiana cities, … Continue reading

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Fort Wayne Profile

Background on Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the county seat of Allen County. Located less than 20 miles west of Ohio border and 50 miles south of the Michigan border, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Profile

Background Grand Rapids, the county seat of Kent County, is located in western Michigan. Grand Rapids is the center of a metropolitan statistical area that includes Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan counties. History Grand Rapids was incorporated in 1850 [1] … Continue reading

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Waterloo Profile

Waterloo, Iowa, has approximately 68,000 residents (2010 estimate), and is the county seat of Black Hawk County. Waterloo is the largest city by population, in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan statistical area (MSA), located between three large economic centers—180 miles from … Continue reading

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