Community Development Publications and Reports

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    Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education through a Racial Equity Lens

    While research suggests that quality early care and education can reduce racial disparities, families of color struggle with accessing affordable, quality programs that meet their needs for diversity and cultural competence.

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    Investing in Rural Prosperity

    Investing in Rural Prosperity, a new book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, seeks to help people living in rural areas navigate the challenges and opportunities they face to reach a future in which economic prosperity is a reality.

  • Research Reports

    In-depth research conducted by the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development team.

  • Policy Insight

    Essays regarding community development topics aimed at community-based organizations, financial institutions, CRA officers, academics and government officials.

  • Surveys

    Reports on community development surveys from across the Federal Reserve System.

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    A regular 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.

  • On the Economy Blog

    The St. Louis Fed's On the Economy blog features relevant commentary, analysis, research and data from our economists and other St. Louis Fed experts.

  • Open Vault Blog

    This blog explains everyday economic concepts and provides a look at the people and programs that make the St. Louis Fed central to America’s economy.

  • Booklets, Guides and Brochures

    Resources for community development practitioners.


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