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Program on Economic Inclusion

Explore the programs, people, and events that inform the work we do to support economic opportunity for all.

June 23–25, 2021
Policy Summit 2021: Pathways to Economic Resilience in Our Communities

Our biennial regional conference will focus on economic resilience and equity and how they unfold in communities of different sizes and compositions. The event will highlight the policies and practices that support or hinder people in our most vulnerable communities from being able to prepare for, adapt to, and respond to shocks and stresses. The effects of COVID-19 and racial injustice will be front and center across a range of topic areas, including but not limited to small business, workforce, and housing.

In case you missed it

October 27, 2020
COVID-19 and Housing Stability: State and Local Eviction Prevention Strategies

October 21, 2020
FedTalk: How has COVID-19 Impacted Minority-Owned Firms?

September 28, 2020
Economic Equality Webinar: Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester & African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania CEO Doris Carson Williams

June 19, 2020
Building a Resilient Workforce: What We Learned from the Leaders of Youngstown, Ohio

December 10, 2019
FedTalk: What is Behind the Persistence of the Racial Wealth Gap?

March 25, 2019
FedTalk: The Opioid Epidemic and Its Effects on the Labor Market

Ongoing efforts to engage

Made up diverse experts and community leaders, our CAC helps inform us about current and emerging economic and social issues and trends impacting underserved and lower-income individuals and communities in the region we serve.


The FedTalk series brings together our own and industry experts, local businesses, community organizations, policymakers, and engaged citizens to discuss current research on and explore possible solutions to a variety of issues affecting the communities and people we serve.

Through an online proposal portal and networking events, Investment Connection brings community organizations together with bankers and other funders to address the current and future needs of low- and moderate-income, distressed, and underserved communities.

Opportunity Occupations

Are there well-paying jobs for people without a four-year college degree? If so, what (and where) are these jobs? The Cleveland Fed, in partnership with Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds, finds out. Read more.

Home Lending

Our researchers examine the District’s home lending trends by income and race so that policymakers and regulators may use the data to inform effective and appropriate policy. Learn more.