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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

2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis, this year's summit will highlight the latest research and practitioner innovations in community and economic development in urban and rural regions. Read more on this and other upcoming events...

News

ProfitWise News and Views

Our first edition of 2017 highlights a recently released monograph by James Greer and Oscar Gonzales, who are also authors of the article, which explores the "political economy of community development in the United States, with historical context on market failures. Our second article examines several case studies of mental health clinics and their relationships with financial institutions for CRA purposes. 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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