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FRED Data - Data Driven Intel for Small Businesses #ddre26

Join us Thursday, December 24 at 9 am PDT for the YouTube Premiere of this episode of the Data Driven Real Estate Podcast and chat along with the PropertyRadar team:

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Yvetta Fortova is the manager of FRED and FRED-family products (ALFRED, GeoFRED) in the Research Division, where she oversees the collection, organization, and publication of data found in FRED. She also leads the FRED Data Desk’s agile development team in efforts to improve the website, provide customer service, increase the efficiency of operations, and promote all FRED-related products.

Maria A Arias works on the FRED team developing and maintaining the data update process. She also helps lead FRED workshops for new and existing audiences to market new features and help users make the most of FRED. Prior to joining the FRED team, Maria was a Senior Research Associate in the Research Division, where she worked alongside economists to analyze datasets on topics from regional employment to national growth. She has published research on metro area economic activity, as well as poverty and middle-income traps.

Main Topics/Questions:

  • Who/what is FRED?
  • What is the relationship between FRED and the St. Louis Fed
  • What is the mission of the Federal Reserve Banking system?
  • What is the role of the federal reserve?
  • What data is available? How much?
  • Why is it so important?
  • Who do you work with for data partners?
  • Is the data free for FRED?
  • Who uses your data?
  • How has data changed over the years?
  • How can small businesses use FRED data?
  • What are some of your favorite discoveries over the years?
  • FRED vs Alfred. Why was Alfred created?
  • Maria, you give presentations on where to start for new audiences? For small businesses looking to explore new opportunities in new MSAs, where would you have them start? What are your favorite data sets?
  • Recent research: Finance and Inequality: A Tale of Two Tails
  • Rural-Urban Migration and House Prices in China
  • Investors and Housing Affordability