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Fed creates online portal to its community development resources

July 2014 - Community Dividend

Interactive web tool maps urban poverty by race

October 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 4, 2012

April 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2012

Published by the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
December 2012 - Ninth District Insight

"Agripreneur" program helps rural Latinos become small-scale farmers

An initiative of Minneapolis-based Main Street Project teaches budding farmers, or "agripreneurs," to raise and sell poultry and other agricultural products as part of an emerging local food network.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Little Mogadishu in the All-America City? Somali entrepreneurship in Willmar, Minnesota

Somali immigrants encounter acceptance and some challenges as they establish businesses in a small city in central Minnesota.
Nima Hassan
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Hispanic entrepreneurship grows, but barriers persist

Despite recent progress, Hispanic-owned firms lag behind in some respects. Fortunately, federal and nonprofit agencies offer programs designed to help close the gap.
Michou Kokodoko
April 2011 - Community Dividend

Fed Governor Duke tours Minneapolis marketplaces

On a recent visit, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke toured two culturally diverse marketplaces that have helped revitalize their surrounding neighborhoods.
July 2010 - Community Dividend

Economic Myth Busters

Toby Madden, Rachel West
September 2009 - fedgazette

Minnesota Home Ownership Center assumes responsibility for EMHI

July 2009 - Community Dividend

New Markets Mortgage program broadens homeownership opportunities in Minnesota

A new profit-based mortgage product offered by the African Development Center in Minneapolis could help make homeownership possible for Muslims and other interest-averse communities.
Paula Woessner
July 2009 - Community Dividend

Fed releases report on concentrated poverty

January 2009 - Community Dividend

Community Affairs releases report on Hmong homeownership rates

November 2008 - Community Dividend

Directo a Mexico helps customers join the financial system

The Directo a Mexico remittance service could have two major benefits: helping financial institutions in the U.S. compete more effectively in the money-transfer market, and increasing the number of Me
Michael Grover, Jimmy Nguyen
November 2008 - Community Dividend

Accounting for Regional Migration Patterns and Homeownership Disparities in the Hmong-American Refugee Community, 1980-2000

An analysis of Hmong homeownership rates in the U.S. over the previous two decades, with a focus on examining gaps in rates among the geographic areas where Hmong refugees are concentrated.
Richard M. Todd, Michael Grover
October 2008 - Community Development Papers

Rolling the ICE dice

Immigrant workers play a key role in district labor markets, and employers and workers alike walk a legal tightrope.
Kathy Cobb
November 2007 - fedgazette

Stepping Beyond the Rice Fields

The Economics of Immigration--Winning Essay
Jordan Wong
September 2007 - The Region

Microenterprise development in the U.S.: Past, present and future

To learn more about the history of microenterprise development organizations in the U.S. and the challenges these organizations face, Community Dividend spoke with Elaine Edgcomb, director of the Aspe
Michou Kokodoko
May 2007 - Community Dividend

Bills target undocumented workers

Montana State Roundup
March 2007 - fedgazette

African American enterprises on the rise in Minnesota

Minnesota's African American entrepreneurs are likely to face a host of challenges that threaten to block their path to success. Fortunately, a network of organizations is ready to support African Am
Michou Kokodoko
November 2006 - Community Dividend

Huddling more massively

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Immigrants vs. Native born.
Joe Mahon
November 2006 - fedgazette

Report reveals refugee resettlement trends

November 2006 - Community Dividend

Minnesota Hispanic chamber receives homebuyer counseling contract

July 2006 - Community Dividend

Entrance exam

The number of international college students has dipped since 9/11, and universities face more than visa challenges in turning that around.
Katherine Nesse
May 2006 - fedgazette

New St. Paul housing program announced

November 2005 - Community Dividend

Twin Cities refugee groups tackle community development

Refugee groups in Minnesota are expanding their mutual assistance efforts to include community development activities.
Bo Thao
September 2005 - Community Dividend

Homeownership initiative targets Minnesota's emerging markets

The State of Minnesota Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative is charged with developing a business plan for dramatically reducing the state's homeownership gap by 2010.
Jacqueline King
May 2005 - Community Dividend

A good investment or money down the drain?

Immigrants have become a lightning rod for the resentment of native-born taxpayers who disapprove of extra spending on social services
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

A rainbow coalition

Immigration is changing the face of the Ninth District, though still slowly in many parts.
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

Bring us your tired, huddled masses (we’ve got job openings)

Employers strapped for labor have turned to immigrants to fill jobs spurned by many natives.
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

Faces of change

In a flashback to the early 20th century, immigrants from all over the world are settling in the district, and not just in its inner cities.
Phil Davies
September 2004 - fedgazette

Foreign-Born Population, 2000

Charts: Ninth District Foreign-Born Population, 2000
September 2004 - fedgazette

Ninth Federal Reserve District County Analysis Summary

Table of Ninth Federal Reserve District County Analysis Summary
September 2004 - fedgazette

A better day in the neighborhood: The rise and decline of poverty concentration in the Twin Cities, 1970-2000

After increasing for two decades, the concentration of poverty in Minneapolis-St. Paul took a dramatic, unexpected plunge in the 1990s
Richard M. Todd
November 2003 - Community Dividend

A conversation with ... Kou Vang of JB Realty

Community Dividend speaks with Kou Vang, a Hmong business leader, about credit availability and the economic evolution of the Twin Cities Hmong community.
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Credit availability: A snapshot of the Hmong business community in Minneapolis and St. Paul

A Federal Reserve study examines credit markets from the borrowers' perspective
Arthur J. Rolnick, David Fettig
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Fed luncheon focuses on credit access in the Twin Cities Hmong community

Lenders, community development professionals and small business owners gathered in St. Paul to discuss lessons learned from the Federal Reserve's study of credit access in the Twin Cities Hmong commun
Paula Woessner
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Linking immigrants to farming opportunities

For immigrants in the Twin Cities area, farming is a source of income, opportunity, and independence.
Devon Idstrom
August 2003 - Community Dividend

A conversation with ... Wafiq Fannoun and Hussein Samatar

Community Dividend discusses Islamic financing with Wafiq Fannoun, business development specialist at Northside Residents Redevelopment Countil, and Hussein Samatar, a small business banking
August 2002 - Community Dividend

Size of Twin Cities Muslim population difficult to determine

When communities are based on faith, accurate demographic figures can be difficult to find.
Paula Woessner
August 2002 - Community Dividend

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