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How small-dollar loan programs can be a big benefit for employees (and their employers)

Ben Horowitz June 19, 2018

By providing their workers with access to affordable, low-risk credit, companies could help ease personal financial stresses—and improve their own bottom lines.

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Federal Reserve Banks launch Fed Small Business website

Visit this one-stop source for small-business-related research and data, including findings from the Federal Reserve Banks’ annual Small Business Credit Survey.

Reinventing Our Communities 2018

Register now: 2018 Reinventing Our Communities conference

October 1–3, Baltimore

Register now for the 2018 Reinventing Our Communities conference, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. Theme: Investing in Opportunity. For conference updates and the latest news, follow the conference on Twitter at #Reinventing18.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond, and Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. Cosponsors include the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, and St. Louis.

Early Childhood Development in Montana report published

Explore detailed statistics and information about early child health and development, child care quality, access to preschool, and other important indicators of success for Montana’s youngest children.