Improving economic mobility and resilience is an important part of the Atlanta Fed’s maximum employment mandate, leading us to seek to understand and explain why some people and places thrive economically and bounce back from economic shocks while others struggle. Robust research and evidence tell us that many deeply entrenched systemic barriers prevent people, especially historically underserved communities and people of color, from achieving their full economic potential and being able to weather life’s hiccups. We apply this knowledge in our collaborations, which include partnerships with nonprofit workforce development agencies, industry associations, academic institutions, local government entities, foundations, housing and community developers, and more. We are a hub, where anyone can access our research, tools, and expertise to help improve the economic vitality of the Southeast.
We listen, learn, research, educate, and convene, and we work with those who can take action to create a more inclusive and resilient economy.
So that the Fed can accomplish its mandate of maximum employment, everyone must be able to contribute fully so that we can all achieve #EveryonesEconomy.