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2016 Community Development Outlook Survey

This survey monitors the economic factors affecting low- and moderate-income (LMI) people and communities in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.

View an infographic of the survey.

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Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy is a new publication released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The authors of the essays in this volume explore a range of issues and concepts central to understanding how—and how well—people are able to move economically.

Coming Up with the Money PDF coverComing Up with the Money: Five Principles for Launching a Successful Community Development Initiative

The Community Development department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is pleased to provide Coming Up with the Money: Five Principles for Launching a Successful Community Development Initiative, a resource for both experienced and novice practitioners

Housing Market Conditions generic imageCheck out the latest Housing Conditions Report

The 3Q 2016 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, is available.

Housing Market Perspectives thumbnailThe End Is in Sight for the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis

Economist Bill Emmons analyzes the 3Q 2016 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District.

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Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Nonemployer Firms (PDF) 

The Nonemployer Firm Report examines business conditions and the credit environment of small businesses with no employees other than the business owners. A report (PDF) on the experiences of small employer firms was released earlier this year.

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Workforce Development Survey Results 

This report examines the workforce development trends and outlooks that affect low- and moderate-income individuals and households in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth among College-Educated Families

Recent research led by William R. Emmons, senior economic adviser at the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability (the Center), found that a college degree predicted rising levels of family wealth between 1992 and 2013 for whites and Asians, but declining levels of wealth over that same period for blacks and Hispanics. Event and Videos | Photo Gallery

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