Federal Reserve Releases 2017 Small Business Credit Survey

The Federal Reserve recently released their 2017 Small Business Credit Survey, a national collaboration among the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, providing prudential information on small businesses’ performance, debt and credit experiences from the third and fourth quarter of last year. Findings show an increase in reported revenue growth and profitability, as well as financial difficulties in some firm segments.

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NAWRB Releases Spring 2018 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report

Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) announces the release of the Spring 2018 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER). This two-volume sequel to the 2017 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report provides in-depth analysis, trends and policy suggestions regarding the state of women’s homeownership and women professionals in the housing ecosystem.

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Iowa No.1 in Best States Ranking

Iowa—a  Midwest farm state in the heart of the U.S. and host of the winter caucuses—takes first place in U.S. News’ recent Best States Ranking, which judges how well states perform in serving their citizens’ needs. The study takes into account health care; education; opportunities; the state’s economy; infrastructure; crime and correction; fiscal stability; and quality of life. Iowa scored highly in infrastructure and healthcare, which are among the the top priorities of the general public.

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