A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

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July 2012



Spanning the spectrum of Native workforce development

Initiatives under way in the Ninth District demonstrate that Native-focused organizations are working to increase work preparedness, education levels, and employment rates in the communities they serve. More >

What ails the housing market? Part 1: A brief exploration of key factors inhibiting home buying

Despite low prices and interest rates, the housing market remains sluggish. Why? More >

What ails the housing market? Part 2: Perspectives from industry professionals

Individuals from the real estate, community development, banking, and government sectors share their views. More >

United Way's ROI project measures job training outcomes

A Return on Investment evaluation initiative is yielding impressive and meaningful results. More >

Less affluent students face mounting college debt challenges

Recent reports confirm that students from low- to moderate-income families graduate with greater student debt burdens than their more affluent peers. More >

 

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The Region: Interview with Michael Woodford

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