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Bridges is a quarterly review of regional community and economic development issues, projects and regulatory changes for practitioners from community-based organizations, as well as for Community Reinvestment Act officers, academics and government officials.
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Spring 2014

Local Innovation, National Impact: Engaging Municipal Government in Financial Empowerment: Lessons Learned from San Francisco

The director of San Francisco’s Office of Financial Empowerment shares lessons learned about the best ways to persuade officials and policymakers to pay attention to an idea, program or policy priority to get powerful results.

Enrollment, Student Debt and LMI Communities

Bryan Noeth, a policy analyst for the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, lays out the case for focusing attention on student loan borrowers with seemingly manageable levels of debt who still have problems making payments.

CDAC Spotlight: We've Met the Solution, and It Is Us

The president of Community Foundation of the Ozarks discusses capturing local resources and using them wisely to help preserve rural America.

West Tennessee Day Trippin': Rural Tourism Campaign Builds Regional Partnerships for Community and Economic Development

Learn about how West Tennessee has tapped into the "geotourist" market to reap community and economic benefits for distressed rural counties in the region.

Spanning the Region

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From the Ozarks to the Delta: A Historical Perspective of Regional Poverty in Arkansas