We partner with other Reserve Banks and organizations on research relevant to community and economic development practitioners.
Challenges parents face in paying for childcare can alter the way they interact with the labor market. The pandemic hasn’t helped. Read a new brief from the Federal Reserve’s Early Care and Education Work Group.
The American Voices Project examines the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people across the country. The Atlanta and Boston Feds and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality are cosponsoring the series.
Investments in childcare can support the nation’s economic recovery and address challenges that perpetuate inequities in access. This brief shares considerations for ways to provide financial assistance to providers and the families they serve.
Community and Economic Development staff talked to organizations that serve LMI households, BIPOC communities, and others that have experienced chronic disinvestment to better understand their challenges and successes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports information about the business performance, financing needs and choices, and borrowing experiences of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.
This paper examines eviction filings that occurred during the pandemic in the Atlanta metro area. The authors find that a neighborhood’s racial composition and median income serve as strong indicators of pandemic eviction filings.
This joint research publication by the Atlanta Fed, Cleveland Fed, and Center for Community Progress explores the challenges associated with vacant and abandoned properties since the mortgage crisis and offers lessons for future policies and strategies.
This paper examines contract for deed activity across six midwestern states. Researchers from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland collaborated on the paper.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the childcare industry has been in flux. Read this brief for a discussion of what might be necessary to help the industry survive.
The purpose of this guide is to help support the recovery of small businesses of color by providing readers with a range of ideas in the areas of small business credit and capital, education and training, policy recommendations, and community support. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City collaborated on the publication.
This issue of the Federal Reserve's Consumer & Community Context features three articles analyzing small businesses' access to capital.
The report examines the structural roots and policy decisions in the South that created the current skills gap, and it offers solutions to close that gap. The Atlanta Fed's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, St. Louis Fed, and National Skills Coalition collaborated on the report.
The publication documents eight community development financial institution (CDFI) partnership models and details the challenges CDFI partnerships face as the industry develops. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Richmond collaborated on the publication.
The report shares insights from focus groups with leaders from around the country on what is needed to improve workforce outcomes and investments. The community development departments of all 12 Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors collaborated on the report.
The report describes a study tour undertaken by representatives from four Federal Reserve Banks and more than two dozen place-based funders, under the auspices of the Funders' Network-Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative.
The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia investigate the factors that are related to the variation in employer requests for bachelor's degrees for four key opportunity occupations among U.S. metropolitan areas.
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The book explores how new policies and practice can meet the changing needs of workers, businesses, and their communities. The Atlanta and Kansas City Feds and Rutgers' Heldrich Center for Workforce Development collaborated on the book, which has contributions from over 65 leading scholars and practitioners engaged in workforce development.