The St. Louis Fed's 2012 annual report includes an essay from the Bank's new Center for Household Financial Stability. Authored by the Center's director, Ray Boshara, and chief economist, William Emmons, the essay provides data on the damage to household wealth during the Great Recession, explores the circumstances that led to large declines in household wealth, makes the case that such wealth has not fully recovered and shows why all of that matters for U.S. economic recovery. The analysis highlights the focus of the new Center—rebuilding the household balance sheets of struggling American families. To read the annual report, watch a video about the essay topic and learn more about the Center and its research, go to www.stlouisfed.org/hfs
Experts from industry and academia provide their thoughts on workforce development, entrepreneurship and employee training in these Economic Development podcasts.
To view transcripts or play the audio MP3 files, visit www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/economicdevelopment/
The IHCDA (Indiana Housing Community Development Authority) has created two fresh and user-friendly web sites: one for consumers, one for its partners. The consumer site is the primary page; it is designed for the general public to access and learn about what IHCDA does, populations served, etc. The partner site is intended for IHCDA's current, active partners, as well as potential partners. It houses more detailed, programmatic information and is driven by what would be sought out by a recipient and/or program administrator.
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FedCommunities.org is a portal to community development resources from all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.