A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

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October 2012

North Dakota oil boom squeezes seniors who rent

The surging energy industry in the Bakken oil patch may be making life harder for some area residents, particularly the elderly. More >

"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. More >

Data analysis shows extent of underwater mortgage problem in the Twin Cities

A new indicator-based analysis reveals that the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area has the highest rates of negative equity in the Ninth Federal Reserve District. More >

Free tax preparers reach out to EITC claimants

Organizations that provide free tax preparation assistance to low-income people are working to attract more eligible filers to their offices. More >

Business Correspondent model boosts financial inclusion in India

An innovative, technology-based banking model is giving people in remote areas of India access to formal financial institutions. More >


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