Sep 09, 2021
The eighth installment of the Racism and the Economy series examines how racial disparities in the health care system affect the economy.
Sep 01, 2021
Join the discussion at 1 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, September 1, on how to get America back to work as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 04, 2021
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity and AARP on Wednesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. (ET) for a lively conversation about the current long-term unemployment crisis and what innovative solutions are available to support the long-term unemployed.
Jul 15, 2021
Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development staff members and guests discuss how career advancement is tied to household financial well-being. They also consider the systemic barriers that pose challenges to economic self-sufficiency.
Jul 13, 2021
The seventh installment of the Racism and the Economy series explores how racism in the criminal justice system affects the economy.
Jun 03, 2021
The national launch of Workforce Realigned: How New Partnerships Are Advancing Economic Mobility, a book from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia and Social Finance, explored the emergence of a new generation of cross-sectoral partnerships focused on better outcomes for workers. It drew on examples from the recently released book (and beyond) and highlighted efforts to build a better workforce system through shared accountability, aligned incentives, and a more careful and thoughtful allocation of financial risks across workers, employers, and governments.
Jun 02, 2021
The sixth installment of the Racism and the Economy series explored the potential for entrepreneurship to serve as one pathway to transform economic outcomes for communities of color and the broader economy. Read the summary and watch the video.
May 20, 2021
This webinar explores how fintech and open banking are shaping financial services in the United States and Brazil and how technology-based institutions may be able to serve historically unbanked and underbanked populations.
May 19, 2021
Changes in labor policy can create career pathways for workers. This Ask Us Anything webinar discusses how labor policy can be improved to advance workforce development investments from a scattered set of approaches to a cohesive system that supports lifelong learning.
May 13, 2021
Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development staff and guest speakers provide a framework for financial well-being and its relationship to an inclusive and resilient recovery for the whole economy.
Apr 13, 2021
The fifth event in the virtual series identified shortcomings and proposed solutions to increase diversity and equity in economics recruitment, retention, and research. Read the summary and watch the video.
Mar 25, 2021
Atlanta Fed and Kansas City Fed Community and Economic Development staff summarized findings from the Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide. Guest speakers discussed their experiences as entrepreneurs or funders of small businesses of color.
Mar 03, 2021
This webinar discussed the impact of the federal government's Build Back Better plan on career opportunities for people of color, women, and youth through infrastructure job programs. Our guest speakers were Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills for New America; Kisha Bird, director of Youth Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); and Brad Markell, executive director of the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute. Carl Van Horn, distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, moderated the panel.
Mar 01, 2021
The fourth installment of the series focused on structural racism in housing and its impact on economic outcomes for all Americans. Read a summary of the event and watch the video.
Feb 25, 2021
The Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development team presented findings from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey: 2021 Report on Employer Firms, particularly the impact of COVID-19 on these businesses.
Feb 01, 2021
A diverse network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners convened to examine inequities in labor market outcomes and explored the implications of disparities on aggregate economic performance, individual workers, and communities. They also identified new directions for policy and research. This event was hosted by the community development staff of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, and Philadelphia.
Jan 14, 2021
Speakers from organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurship discussed the challenges these businesses are facing during the pandemic. For instance, many small businesses of color were unable to tap government programs like the Paycheck Protection Program because they lacked an existing relationship with a bank. Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic moderated the discussion.
Jan 12, 2021
The third event of the virtual Racism and the Economy series examined systemic shortcomings and advanced solutions to racism in education. Watch the video and read the summary.
Jan 08, 2021
This Atlanta Fed webinar provided an overview of the Federal Reserve's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. Officials from the Atlanta Fed's Supervision, Regulation, and Credit and community and economic development teams discussed highlights of the ANPR, explained how to submit public comments before the February 16 deadline, and answered questions from listeners.