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Loretta J. Mester’s Leadership of the Cleveland Fed

President Mester was a key voice on improving monetary policy communications and driving payments innovation over the last ten years.

Easily compare small business data in new Fed chartbooks

Analyzing small business data across firm and owner characteristics can provide a helpful framework for understanding business experiences and credit outcomes. View the 2024 Firms in Focus chartbooks from the 2023 Small Business Credit Survey.

President’s Speech: Forward Guidance and Monetary Policy Communications: Use Your Words and Connect the Dots

President Mester delivered remarks for a panel discussion at the Bank of Japan in Tokyo on May 28, 2024.

For Many Who Want to Own a Home, It’s Tough—Even in Affordable Places Like Ohio

Homebuyers, housing experts, and Cleveland Fed researchers discuss the state of affordable homeownership and why it matters.


A stable economy for all

That’s our goal at the Cleveland Fed. Serving the Fourth Federal Reserve District, we strive to ensure the health of our monetary system through our role in regulating financial institutions, and we promote education and community development through research and programming.

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Engaging and rewarding

Working as a software developer for the bank in Information Technology is engaging and rewarding. I get to build valuable solutions for customers while working with a team who foster creativity, innovation, and learning. There is never a dull moment in IT.

— Frank Cerny, Software Developer II