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Fed Economists Ask: What Impacts Community Development?

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are taking a deeper look into community development in the Eighth District. In partnership with the Bank's Community Affairs department, economists are learning what factors have an impact on community development and why. The research is available for the asking.

A new study to be released this summer examines what characteristics attract businesses to a particular neighborhood. The Fed will present this study, Neighborhood Characteristics Matter ... When Businesses Look for a Location, during a July 19 luncheon in St. Louis.

Previously released reports are:

  • Casino Gambling in America and Its Economic Impacts
  • Light-Rail Transit in America: Policy Issues and Prospects for Economic Development
  • Employment Growth in America: Exploring Where Good Jobs Grow
  • Passive Policies for Entrepreneurs
  • The Impact of Local Predatory Laws on the Flow of Subprime Credit

All of the published reports are available under the Research heading at

Paper copies can be ordered at no charge by calling Cynthia Davis at 1-800-333-0810, ext. 44-8761, or by e-mailing