Why is the Fed engaged in community development?


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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.

Read stories of impact

Here’s how people across the nation are working to address the economic challenges facing their local low- and moderate-income communities, with a focus on workable solutions.

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Tap into discussions around independent and nonpartisan research that aims to help workers, small business owners, and underserved communities across the nation

Explore the data

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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What inspires us?

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.

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Connect with Fed community development research and outreach professionals.

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Get to know the Federal Reserve leaders advising and guiding Fed Communities

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Thank you to our contributors

We thank the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve Board of Governors for their contributions to Fed Communities.