The St. Louis Fed’s Economic Research department has created a webpage that hosts all of the Bank’s regional research reports. It highlights notable data releases and includes blog posts and other regional reports. Regular updates include the Housing Market Conditions report, The Quarterly Debt Monitor, The Beige Book, Agricultural Finance Monitor, The Regional Economist industry profile and The Regional Economist District overview. Visit the site.
The Urban Institute released a report and fact sheet on states’ efforts to integrate workforce development programs with economic development interests. Several case studies are summarized as best practices. Read the fact sheet or download the full report.
Using a combination of government and mortgage industry data, this report provides estimates of the size of the first-time homebuyer market going back to 1994 (20.1 million). The data provides a historical perspective on the first-time homebuyer market as well as important recent trends. Access the report.