A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

November 2007

Community benefits agreements: A tool for more equitable development?

A type of contract known as a community benefits agreement (CBA) has emerged in the past decade to help participants achieve advance agreement on how some of the benefits of economic development projects will be shared. What are CBAs, how did they develop, and what are their potential rewards and pitfalls? More >

Getting kids kindergarten-ready: A profile of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation

The Minnesota Early Learning Foundation is supporting and evaluating a series of initiatives to uncover the most well-integrated, cost-effective system for preparing Minnesota's at-risk children for kindergarten. More >

Bitterroot Valley loan program turns teachers into homeowners

An innovative lending program helps make homeownership a reality for schoolteachers in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. More >


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