CFED has released new data on the strength of 12 state policies (http://scorecard.assetsandopportunity.org/2012/policychange.php) that help families create financial security and opportunity. These data capture policy changes that occurred in the 2012 state legislative session, or for which data became available after fall 2011. For more information, visit http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard/.
Visualize the location of bank branches across the nation, overlay them on top of market indicators like income, households, racial composition and more. Learn about each bank’s assets and total deposits and see how bank branch locations compare from one part of the country to another. This public dataset is now available on PolicyMap under “Banking” in the “Add Sites” menu (left navigation bar) for free (www.policymap.com/maps).
How might we rethink workforce development to best respond to current and future economies? Experts from industry and academia provide their thoughts on this and other related topics in Economic Development podcasts. Recent podcasts focus on jobs and unemployment, and feature speakers from the national conference, Future of Workforce Development: Where Research Meets Practice, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Atlanta.
To view transcripts or play the audio MP3 files, visit www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/economicdevelopment/
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