The latest from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
Mom sits in her backyard with son and baby daughter
By Ana Kent
When working women become mothers, they have to weigh the pros and cons of staying at their paid jobs. Here's how making it easier for moms to work could benefit the US economy, your community, and you.
Black owned business sign on storefront
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Automated underwriting processes used by some lenders may have reduced racial disparities in accessing the Paycheck Protection Program.
Two women stand behind a wooden coffee shop counter
By Mary Godleski-Cantin
Get to know how communities across the US are planning for an inclusive and resilient Main Street economic recovery.
With major regulatory changes underway for the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), explore creative ways community partners and funders have worked together using CRA as a tool to drive change in communities.
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.
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 2021. Explore key findings for workforce development and job service entities.
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.
The 2022 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series, Toward an Inclusive Recovery, will explore research illuminating issues critical to our economy and how the community development field can use findings to support a recovery that benefits everyone.
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
Partnerships can make credit more accessible and, in turn, small businesses—and the families and communities they support—more successful.
Cleveland Fed
We want the Center for Indian Country Development to not only address short-term opportunities, but we also want to make sure our work has a positive impact on the next seven generations.
Minneapolis Fed
I often hear people say to me, ‘You have such a spark, you are so passionate about things.’ But I’ve seen the ups and downs in my life and my father’s life, and that keeps me motivated and passionate.
St. Louis 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.