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Spanning the Region

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Federal Reserve System Launches Community Development Gateway

Those who tap the St. Louis Fed’s web site for community development resources will now have a much broader source to draw from. In June, the Federal Reserve System launches the web portal, which will include research publications, multimedia resources and more.

Through this single web gateway, users can access hundreds of relevant community development materials from offices that span the entire Federal Reserve System—from Boston to San Francisco, and every Fed office in between. Interested in audioconferences on neighborhood stabilization? Or, data on foreclosure mitigation? Users can find this and more on the new site.

A robust search function will help users locate resources across multiple topics and media types. Regular users can also sign up to receive notifications when new resources are added according to their preferences.

Featured on is the new resource Federal Reserve Community Development Perspectives: A summary of activities, insights, and future opportunities. This interactive PDF showcases the Fed’s recent community development efforts to address barriers to economic growth, and promote fair and informed access to financial markets. The report includes brief summaries of community development work at the Fed, organized into four topic areas: people, place, the policy and practice of community development, and small business. Within each of these topic areas, the report includes background information that helps to provide context for this work, a sampling of key research, outreach programs and other initiatives, as well as some ideas on future challenges, needs and opportunities.

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