Program on Economic Inclusion
Explore the programs, people, and events that inform the work we do to support economic opportunity for all.
October 20, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Wealth Divide
October 21, 2021Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women’s Economic Participation
Ongoing efforts to engageCommunity Advisory Council
Made up of 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.FedTalk
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.Investment Connection
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.
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October 7, 2021Enduring a Global Pandemic: The Stats and the Story Behind Small Businesses’ Journey through COVID-19
October 4-6, 2021Racial Disparities in Today’s Economy
September 30, 2021FedTalk: Small, Minority-, and Women-Owned Businesses: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes
September 9, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health
August 25, 2021FedTalk: Education in a Post-COVID Era
August 12, 2021Fed@YourDesk Webinar: The Economic Gains from Equity
August 3, 2021Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Improving Labor Force Attachment and Financial Security Among Low-income and Marginalized Workers
July 13, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on Criminal Justice
June 30, 2021Discussing Race and Inequality in the Classroom: COVID's Impact on Economic Well-being
Please join us for the fourth Federal Reserve Education event in the Discussing Race and Inequality in the Classroom series. We’ve invited industry experts and well-known researchers and economists to share their views on how racial inequality impacts economic mobility and opportunity and the economy as a whole.
June 23–25, 2021Policy 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.
June 9, 2021Racial Equity Strategies: How Financial Institutions Can Effectively Support Minority-Owned Small Businesses
June 3, 2021Findings on Economic Well-Being in 2020 from the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
June 2, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on Entrepreneurship
May 24, 2021Access to Capital for Minority-Owned Businesses and Labor Markets in Post-Industrial Midwest Cities
April 13, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Economics Profession
April 8, 2021Connecting Communities: A Year of Crisis, and Now What? Where Our Main Streets Go from Here
April 6, 2021Pathways for Undesigning: Solutions, Process, and Ways Forward for Repairing this History
April 1, 2021An Ecology of Crises: The Situation Today in Covid, Climate, Health, Policing, and Housing
March 23, 2021Responses to Housing Discrimination: The Community Reinvestment Act and Fair Housing History
March 1, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing
February 25, 2021Current Perspectives on Racial Economic Opportunity
February 17, 2021FedTalk: Connecting the Dots... Redlining and the CRA in the Community
February 1-4, 2021Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market: Understanding Trends and Identifying Solutions
January 12, 2021Racism and the Economy: Focus on Education
December 17, 2020FedTalk: Community Reinvestment Act... In The Community
October 21, 2020FedTalk: How has COVID-19 Impacted Minority-Owned Firms?
September 28, 2020Economic Equality Webinar: Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester & African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania CEO Doris Carson Williams
December 10, 2019FedTalk: What is Behind the Persistence of the Racial Wealth Gap?
June 19-21, 2019Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity