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5th District Footprint

5th District Footprint provides a spatial analysis of data relevant to community development in the Fifth District. The publication is available online quarterly.

Community Pulse

Community Pulse presents the results of the annual survey of current and emerging issues in Fifth District communities.

Community Practice Papers

Community Practice Papers is an online publication discussing leading practices from across the Fifth District based on community development insight and practitioner review from the field.

Community Scope

Community Scope provides information and analysis on current and emerging issues in community development.

5th District Spotlight

5th District Spotlight communicates key facts through data visualizations about community development topics.

Retired Publications

Marketwise Community

Marketwise Community was an online publication that highlighted community development best practice models and emerging issues in the Fifth District.

Special Reports


Neighborhoods in Bloom

The City of Richmond, Virginia’s Neighborhoods in Bloom initiative invested federal grant funding in seven target neighborhoods from 1999 to 2004. The lessons learned from this reinvestment strategy help explain the impact of targeted community development efforts in disinvested neighborhoods.

Small Business Credit Survey

The small business credit environment has changed in recent years and Federal Reserve policymakers have an interest in understanding the impact of those changes on small businesses and their ability to obtain the credit they need to operate and grow. The Small Business Credit Survey helps to strengthen that understanding by asking the business owners themselves about their credit needs and experiences.

Investing in America’s Workforce

The “Investing in America’s Workforce” is a collaboration between the Federal Reserve System, the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Additional Publications

These reports summarize research and outreach on community development topics co-published by multiple institutions within the Federal Reserve System.