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Spanning the Region

Monday, December 7, 2015

Results of 2015 Community Development Outlook Survey Available

The 2015 edition of the annual Community Development Outlook Survey of low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities across the states that comprise the Eighth Federal Reserve District has been released on the St. Louis Fed’s website ( The survey informs the St. Louis Fed and its branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis about current conditions in the District’s LMI communities and is shared with policymakers at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. This year, respondents ranked generational poverty—families in poverty for at least two generations—as the greatest issue affecting LMI areas. If you don’t already participate in the survey but would like your voice to be heard in future editions, please email