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Partners Update is an electronic compilation of short articles that address community and economic development trends, issues, and events. Team members from the Atlanta Fed's community and economic development department author the articles, which are published on a continual basis.

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Aug 03, 2022

Road to Recovery: The State of Southeastern Small Businesses

As the United States continues to wrestle with the implications of COVID-19 and create a new normal for getting things done, at least 50 percent of firms in the Sixth District reported poor or fair financial conditions. Partners Update article examines disproportionate financial barriers in small businesses and businesses owned by people of color.

Jul 29, 2022

CDFIs Expand Access to Workforce Development Training

The workforce development sector needs new ways to finance education and training at every level. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can play an important role. This Partners Update article summarizes a recent paper that explores partnerships with CDFIs in the workforce development system.

Jul 14, 2022

Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast

A healthy economy is one that offers economic mobility and resilience to everyone. Read Partners Update for a discussion of two webinars in the Atlanta Fed’s Inclusive and Resilient Recovery series that looked at the financial health of households.

Jul 11, 2022

Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Rules

In May, the federal banking regulators issued a joint notice on modernizing the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act. This Partners Update article discusses proposed updates and asks the public to provide feedback through the public comment process.

May 26, 2022

Initiative Focuses on Economic Inclusion

The Southern Cities Economic Inclusion Initiative will explore ways to make cities more vital and prosperous for all residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, and geography. Partners Update discusses the initiative and the Atlanta Fed's role in it.

Apr 22, 2022

Apply for Community Advisory Council Membership

Do you work in the community development field? Apply to serve on the Community Advisory Council, which advises the Board on issues affecting consumers and communities. Learn more in Partners Update.

Feb 17, 2022

Constraints to an Inclusive Recovery: Highlights from an Atlanta Fed Report

Our Community and Economic Development team continues to monitor how COVID-19 is affecting both communities and organizations that serve low- and moderate-income households and communities of color in the Southeast. Explore the group’s recent findings on this topic in Partners Update.

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