Houston Strikes It Big with DrillDown
When the city of Houston wanted to attract retail development to inner-city neighborhoods, it needed to know their true market potential. To find the hidden economies and uncounted populations that conventional surveys might not reveal, the city utilized an innovative research tool, the Neighborhood Market DrillDown, to measure the actual—rather than perceived—demographics. The findings were used to draw major retail outlets to an area badly in need of revitalization. Read more »
News & Events
- The Dallas Affordable Housing Coalition will host the 2004 Housing Summit, "Searching for Solutions," from
7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 29, 2004, at the Adams Mark Hotel, 400 N. Olive
St., Dallas. Keynote speaker will be Fannie Mae Foundation Senior Vice President
Ellen Lazar. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- The Federal Reserve System is soliciting papers to be presented at its
fourth biennial research conference, "Promises and Pitfalls: As Consumer Finance Options Multiply, Who Is Being Served and at What Cost?" The conference will be April 7–8,
2005, at the Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C. Individuals interested in preparing
their research should submit a completed paper, detailed abstract or proposal
by May 30, 2004. Read more
- The 2004 Texas Community Development Conference "People Transforming Communities" will be March 10–12, 2004, at the Doubletree Hotel Houston—Post
Oak. The conference will include best practices discussions, technical training
and networking with community development practitioners from around the nation.
For additional information, contact the Texas Association of Community Development
Corporations at 512-457-8232 or visit the web site .
- The Consumer and Economic Development Research and Information Center
(CEDRIC) on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's web site contains research
material, data and other resources on consumer and small business financial
behavior, access to credit, affordable housing, and community development
and reinvestment. Read more