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Community Investment Explorer
The Community Investment Explorer (CIE) interactive tool aggregates customizable data from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs to show geographic comparisons and trends over time.
The CIE draws on data from more than 500,000 community development transactions. Collectively, these programs are responsible for billions of dollars of investment into low- and moderate-income communities each year.
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, published as a partnership between the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s agencies of Rural Development and the Agricultural Marketing Service, focuses on regional food systems as a means for enhancing economic opportunity. The publication can be viewed separately by article or downloaded in its entirety.
Small Business Credit Survey
The Small Business Credit Survey 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. Reports from the survey will be released throughout 2017, each taking an in-depth look into specific types of small businesses.
Report on Startup firms (PDF)
This report focuses on startups with employees, defined as small businesses that were five years old or younger and had full- or part-time employees in 2016.
Report on Employer Firms (PDF)
Survey results 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.