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Community and Economic Development Research Information Center (CEDRIC)

CEDRIC's principal mission is to foster and document research related to community and economic development issues such as small business financial behavior, access to credit, affordable housing and community development and reinvestment.

Upcoming Events

2018 Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity

The biennial Reinventing Our Communities conference will explore ways to invest in opportunity strategies to build a transformative economy that enables low- and moderate-income communities to better connect people and places to capital.  Read more on this and other upcoming events...


ProfitWise News and Views

The latest article profiles recent research on the topic of displacement, gentrification, and the role of public investment in driving neighborhood change.  Read more...

Small-Dollar Mortgages for Single-Family Residential Properties

This joint publication of CDPS and the Urban Institute examines the availability of purchase mortgage credit for properties at or below $70,000, and finds that credit is very limited for this segment of the housing market. Read more...

Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders

Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-Based Funders describes a study tour undertaken by representatives from four Federal Reserve Banks and more than two dozen place-based funders, under the auspices of the Funders' Network-Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative. Read more... 

Revisiting the Promise and Problems of Inner City Economic Development Presentations

Presentations from the Inner city Economic Summit, hosted by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Economic Development Quarterly and Sage, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), have been published. The Summit featured a keynote address by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, as well as a number of sessions highlighting new research and discussing practitioner experiences on various aspects of inner city business development. Read more...

Resources for Businesses and Growth in Detroit

The Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Division works on a variety of projects to leverage resources for businesses in the Detroit region and support strategies to attract investment to the city. Read more...

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Community Development and Policy Studies

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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