A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

March 2006

Editor's note - Issue 1, 2006

Editor's Note - Issue 1, 2006 More >

A super model: New secured transaction code offers legal uniformity, economic promise for Indian Country

A recently completed model law that covers a type of commerce called "secured transactions" could provide the legal structure and consistency American Indian tribes need to facilitate borrowing from off-reservation partners or other tribes. More >

Can HMDA data herald neighborhood changes?

For years, researchers have used data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) to examine important fair lending issues. Could HMDA data also be used to collect neighborhood-level analyses? More >

Minnesota loan fund offers capital through community collaboration

Numerous small businesses and nonprofit organizations located in rural communities throughout Minnesota are benefiting from an innovative, nonprofit economic development loan fund known as the Minnesota Community Capital Fund. More >

Bridges joins Swanson as Ninth District CAC member

Dorothy Bridges, president and chief executive officer of Franklin Bank in Minneapolis, recently joined Lori Swanson, solicitor general for the State of Minnesota, as a Ninth District representative to the Federal Reserve System's Consumer Advisory Council. More >


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