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Small Business Credit Survey

2017 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms

In the 2017 survey, small businesses with employees reported stronger revenue growth and profitability, but some segments of firms continued to face financial challenges.

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


Building a Skilled Workforce for a Stronger Southern Economy

Building a Skilled Workforce for a Stronger Southern Economy

Southern states face a skills gap and must adapt to a new U.S. economy in which most jobs require training beyond high school, according to a new report from the National Skills Coalition and the Federal Reserve banks of St. Louis and Atlanta, Building a Skilled Workforce for a Stronger Southern Economy.

Opportunity Zones Explorer

Opportunity Zone Investment Explorer

Check out the Opportunity Zones Explorer, a new tool that features investment activity and displacement risk in designated Opportunity Zones.

The State Small Business Credit Initiative

The State Small Business Credit Initiative examines how the U.S. as a whole and how the states that comprise the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District—Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee—met the financing needs of small businesses located in low- and moderate-income and rural areas.

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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.