ABA: Experts Selected to Judge Top Banks in Corporate Social Responsibility

Deadline for Community Commitment Award entries extended to July 19 ​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Foundation today is pleased to announce the list of national experts responsible for judging the banking industry’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The CCA program recognizes banks of all sizes and charters across the country for […]

Federal Reserve: Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households Issued

The Federal Reserve Board’s latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households found that most measures of economic well-being and financial resilience in 2018 were similar to, or slightly better than, those in 2017. Overall, the financial experiences reported by the 11,000 adults surveyed in 2018 were largely positive, and many […]

SBA: National Small Business Week Kicks Off in Washington, D.C. May 5-6

America’s top small businesses to be honored for their achievements Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will kick off the 2019 National Small Business Week events in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. Small business owners, industry leaders and other award winners from around the country will gather […]

ABA: Banks Urged to Submit Nominations for ABA Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards

Deadline for entries is July 12 ​WASHINGTON — Starting today, the American Bankers Association Foundation urges banks across the nation to submit nominations for its sixth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s top honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the […]

EDA: $1.6 Million Invested to Spur Manufacturing Growth in Houlton, ME

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation of Houlton, Maine, to help build an industrial building that will house a manufacturing food-processing plant that will produce dietetically-specific laboratory research mouse […]

Federal Reserve: FEDS Notes | Are Disappearing Employer Pensions Contributing to Rising Wealth Inequality?

Are Disappearing Employer Pensions Contributing to Rising Wealth Inequality? John Sabelhaus and Alice Henriques Volz* The share of U.S. workers covered by a traditional employer-sponsored pension plan has declined dramatically over the past few decades. Fewer jobs today have any form of employer-sponsored retirement plan coverage, and those jobs that […]

FDIC: Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion to Meet on October 24th

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) will meet on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss the 2017 FDIC Household Survey data results, review of UK-Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) mobile study, and youth employment programs and deposit accounts. The meeting will be open to the general […]

Census Bureau: More Data Released Linking College Degrees and Earnings

Earnings and Employment Outcomes Following Graduation for Colorado Higher Education Institutions The U.S. Census Bureau released new data on labor market outcomes for college graduates as part of the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO). These new data feature public institutions from Colorado, and include certificate and associate degrees, in addition to […]

ABA: Foundation Honors Six Banks with Community Commitment Awards

Categories range from affordable housing to economic inclusion The American Bankers Association Foundation today announced it will honor six banks with a Community Commitment Award, which is provided to institutions that have demonstrated leadership in the area of corporate social responsibility. The ABA Foundation will recognize these banks’ efforts in […]

Census Bureau: New Interactive Census Bureau Research Maps the Roots of Social Mobility

The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with Raj Chetty and Nathan Hendren from Harvard University and John Friedman from Brown University, released new research and a mapping interface that looks at children’s outcomes in adulthood. The Opportunity Atlas estimates children’s earnings distributions, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by […]