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Sunday, April 1, 2001

Fostering Mainstream Financial Access for the Unbanked

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently launched a new web site designed to help financial professionals provide affordable and convenient financial services to individuals who do not currently have accounts at banks or other institutions. The new web site is For copies of the following materials, contact Linda Aubuchon at (314) 444-8646.

Arkansas Resource Catalog and Investment Opportunities Profile

The Arkansas Department of Rural Services and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a profile of national and state resources available for a variety of community and economic development initiatives.

Resource Guide for Small and Micro Business Development in the St. Louis Region

The St. Louis 2004 Microenterprise Development Committee has created a catalog of business assistance and alternative financial resource providers available in the St. Louis metropolitan area that serves small and micro businesses.

Urban Sprawl, Urban Promise: A Case Study of Memphis, Tennessee

Prepared by David H. Cisel for the Community Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This research study looks at the effects of urban sprawl on the Memphis MSA's economy.