We look at credit conditions, including access to credit, and the general health of businesses in the district.
Small Businesses in Our Region Appear to Have Had Greater Access to Traditional Credit Compared to the Nation...but Inequalities among Firms Persist
Nearly 18 months from the outbreak of COVID-19, small employer firms—businesses with fewer than 500 employees—continue to cope with the extra challenges the pandemic brought. How are they weathering the pandemic? Read More
When the coronavirus pandemic began, many feared the housing market would collapse as it did in the mid-2000s. Instead, the industry has struggled to keep up with an influx of demand for homes, leading to rapidly rising prices. What’s next for residential real estate and construction? Read More
Among the pandemic’s most impacted firms were the smallest businesses—nonemployer firms—which are businesses with no employees other than the owner(s). This report focuses on the experiences of nonemployer firms in the months leading up to the pandemic and the first six months of the crisis. Read More
Is specializing in an industry the way to economic success or the road to economic challenges for rural communities? It depends on the community’s resilience. Read More