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New book shares success stories, action steps for rural prosperity

The chapters cover topics including entrepreneurship, workforce, energy-efficient manufactured housing, digital inclusion & more.

Make your voice heard for small business lending: Comments due by Jan. 6

The CFPB is proposing to require collecting and reporting data on applications for credit for small businesses.

Updated guide helps bankers, community leaders find CRA resources

The Community Development Investment Resource Guide highlights national, multi-state and state CRA resources.

Main Street survey shows impact of COVID-19 and efforts to provide relief

Report offers findings of a survey on the effects of COVID-19 on lower income people and communities, and entities serving them.

Does a remote work strategy make sense for rural economic developers?

Remote work will likely remain higher than pre-COVID. What are the potential benefits and costs of a rural remote work strategy?

A disaster financial readiness and recovery blueprint for households and small businesses

Plan. Prepare. Prevail helps anyone organize financial information so a family or business can recover.

Can we measure benefits of broadband?

Yes, we can: The author's responses to Missouri’s Broadband Committee

10 years of Investment Connection continue with virtual events this fall

It provides funders with a broad perspective on the issues and challenges faced by low- and moderate-income communities.

Hotspots plus laptops appear to improve student performance

Students show marked improvement in just one semester, new study finds.

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