Get insights from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
Group of diverse multi-ethnic people communicating
By Jon Ford, Julie Siwicki, Jennifer Wilding
Communities benefit when research is conducted collaboratively with community members rather than to them. Here are five ways this approach, called participatory research, is different from a typical research process and how it benefits communities.
Group of coworkers meeting together in meeting space
By Fed Communities Staff
Can centering racial equity help fuel a more inclusive small business recovery? Lead to new solutions to addressing housing or workforce equity challenges in underserved communities? In this webinar, experts discuss three years of learnings from the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program. Watch or listen on demand.
Three employees working in small business shipping room
By Emily Corcoran
Small business owners with employees share their views on hiring, funding challenges, and more. Get takeaways from the latest Small Business Credit Survey report.
Losing public assistance benefits when their income goes up incentivizes some workers to stay in low-paying jobs. It discourages others who are willing to work from joining the workforce. Explore the issue and what’s being done.
From inflation to housing, child care availability to labor shortages, this report provides a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected low-and moderate-income people and communities, and the organizations serving them, in August 2022. Explore key findings.
Shareable data on small businesses can be hard to come by. Now you can download ready-to-use presentation slides about employer firms. They’re full of insights from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey, and available by owner race/ ethnicity, industry, state, and more.
How much could US state gross domestic product (GDP) grow by closing racial and gender gaps in the labor market? We simulate how much GDP would have increased annually by eliminating gaps in earnings, hours worked, educational attainment, and employment.
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
I’m just glad we’re beginning to elevate the voices of our communities that are being impacted by the decisions that are made at a very high level.
Chicago Fed
I love that I get to meet individuals passionate about helping their communities. It energizes me to watch and experience the good happening in our world.
Dallas Fed
I was thrilled to find that my love for data, statistics, and social sciences could be combined in a way that had a social impact.
Philadelphia Fed
The United States economy needs to work for everyone. We commit to doing our part, both in the work we produce and in how we engage with people and issues relating to race and racial inequity in America.