Why is the Fed engaged in community development?
Stable communities promote a more robust economy
Through applied research, public programs, outreach and technical assistance, Federal Reserve community development teams help promote economic growth and financial stability in low- and moderate-income communities across the country.
Welcome to Fed Communities
Your gateway to insights for the community development field from the Federal Reserve.
Does your work support people, places, the policy and practice of community development, or small-business development? Fed Communities is a first stop for research, insights, data, and events for community development professionals from the United States central bank, including all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
What will best serve the needs of employers, workers, and communities? From survey findings to dashboards, the Fed’s data can inform collaborative efforts between policymakers, employers, and educators.
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Working toward a more equitable economy takes skill, time, and a lot of heart. In our Inspire series, the Fed’s community development experts share what inspires and motivates their work.
By Fed Communities Staff
Discover how CDFIs are faring in today’s economy. Learn about their products and services, existing challenges, and potential solutions revealed by the Federal Reserve’s latest CDFI survey. Watch or listen on demand.
By Emily Corcoran
Help inform policy conversations and decision-making. Take the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey.
By Alison Shott
What can communities learn about creating equitable workforce systems? A lot with help from the Reinventing Our Communities cohort.
Thank you to our contributors
We thank the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve Board of Governors for their contributions to Fed Communities.