- Issues & Insights: Jobs, Vacant Properties Remain Top Concerns Two Years Running
- In 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland began conducting a semi-annual community issues survey. The July 2013 survey marks the fourth time we have reached out to our stakeholders to elicit their input on the current and emerging issues confronting the communities they serve. Jobs and vacant properties have consistently ranked as top current concerns among stakeholders responding to our survey, while federal budgets cuts has constantly ranked as a top emerging concern. We received 241 responses to our July 2013 survey which gauges the stakeholders? concerns for the first half of the year and what they see as concerns a year from now.