A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

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September 2008



Turning equity into opportunity: Montana fund helps Native entrepreneurs enter the financial mainstream

A new small business funding program from the State of Montana is designed to address the severe shortage of equity among entrepreneurs in Indian Country. More >

Native CDFIs work toward a new economic reality in South Dakota

Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are organizations that provide loans and financial services to underserved Native American communities. The Ninth Federal Reserve District is home to a large proportion of Native CDFIs, and one Ninth District state in particular--South Dakota--is an important proving ground for the Native CDFI field. More >

A "Six Forces" view of microenterprise development

What happens when we apply a prominent, private sector, management-analysis framework to the world of microenterprise development organizations? More >

 

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Early Childhood Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis