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Housing Market Conditions generic imageCheck out the latest Housing Conditions Report

The 1Q 2017 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, is available.

Paul Evensen

Social Purpose Real Estate Regional Conference

The St. Louis Fed and Social Innovation St. Louis co-sponsored a conference on social purpose real estate (SPRE). More than 100 community leaders gathered to listen to national thought leaders, study case examples and review emerging landscape projects in the St. Louis region. Principles to guide SPRE were identified through facilitated small-group discussions. Access conference materials, including a white paper; videos and photos from the conference; and the conference agenda.

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Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

This Federal Reserve System initiative seeks to strengthen our nation’s economic potential through reframing and reimagining workforce development efforts, taking a broader view of them as investments rather than a limited view centered on the delivery of social services. This initiative will connect businesses, government, nonprofit and philanthropic partners to rethink policy and investments, attract new resources and improve economic mobility for workers.

Save the date for the initiative’s capstone conference in Austin, Texas, October 4–6. Sign up for updates from the initiative and to be the first to hear when conference registration opens.

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

Results from the 2016 survey showed that while many small businesses with employees were profitable and optimistic in 2016, a significant majority faced financial challenges, experienced funding gaps and relied on personal finances. The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) is a national collaboration of the 12 Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System that provides intelligence on small business financial needs, decisions and outcomes to policymakers, researchers and service providers.

Impact InvestingImpact Investing: Survey of Missouri Nonprofits

The goal of this survey of nonprofit leaders throughout Missouri was to learn more about their interest in social entrepreneurial activities, their need for outside capital to finance such activities and their ability to receive impact investment capital.

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Economist Bill Emmons analyzes the 4Q 2016 Housing Market Conditions Report, a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District.

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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

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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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