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Volume 1, Issue 4, 2001   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Remarks by Speakers at the Dallas Fed Conference "New Roads & E-Roads: Market Innovations in Community Development"

Seeking Common Ground Through E-Mail (and Finding Our Hardheaded Hearts)

Bob McTeer, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
"Most of us [economists] believe that individual liberty and free markets are the best income and wealth generators ever discovered, as well as the most effective program for helping the poor. We are suspicious of nonmarket solutions, although we can be convinced." Read more »

The Basis of Economic Development in the Inner City: Why Civic Order Must Come First

Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
"In days past we understood that there was clear correlation between the civic and social dynamics and the economic life of a community. Today, in our efforts to revitalize communities, we act as if these social dynamics were not interrelated, and thus we have so many repeated failures in the revitalization of low-income neighborhoods." Read more »

21st Century Demographics: Community Development and Financial Services

Lautaro Diaz, Deputy Vice President for Community Development, National Council of La Raza
"The most publicized conclusion of the census is that Latinos have joined the African-Americans as the largest minority groups in the United States…. The increase in the number of Latinos in the U.S. over the past decade has generated much interest from the larger public, politicians and the media." Read more »

News & Events

  • Nov. 28—Richmond Fed's conference, "Smart Growth and Community Development: Working Together Smartly." Read more Off-site page
  • 2000 HMDA data are now available. Summary tables can be found on the FFIEC website Off-site page.
  • Regulatory agencies have provided answers to questions pertaining to the provisions and topics of the CRA regulations. Read the Q&A document published in the Federal Register Off-site page.
  • The 2001 Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Research Conference proceedings are available on the Community & Economic Development Info Center (CEDRIC) Off-site page
  • Call for papers! Federal Reserve System conference, "Sustainable Community Development: What Works, What Doesn't and Why." Individuals interested in presenting research should submit a completed paper, detailed abstract or proposal by April 22, 2002. Read more PDF document
  • "Identity Theft: Protect Yourself," a video by the Boston and San Francisco Feds, is available. Order information PDF document
  • "Texas Low-Income Housing Counselor," Off-site page an interactive web site that helps low-income Texans find a decent, affordable home.

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