Federal Reserve System Data and Initiatives

  • Small Business Credit Survey – The annual Small Business Credit Survey is a national sample of small businesses with fewer than 500 employees aimed at providing insight into firms' financing and debt needs and experiences. Its reports focus attention on growing and changing segments of the small business market, including startups, minority-owned firms, women-owned firms, rural firms, and the self-employed and gig workers. The survey is a collaboration of the 12 Reserve Banks. Each year, regular and specialized reports are published that analyze data by firm size and demographic groups.
  • Center for Indian Country Development – Established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Center for Indian Country's mission is to help self-governing communities of American Indians in the United States attain their economic development goals across the entire Federal Reserve System. The site offers links to data and resources, events, publications, and working papers.
  • Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute – Established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute was established to conduct and promote research that will increase economic opportunity and inclusive growth for all Americans and help the Federal Reserve achieve its maximum employment mandate.
  • Institute for Economic Equity – Established by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Community Development Institute (i) examines how low-to moderate-income, low wealth or systemically disenfranchised individuals and communities interact with the economy; (ii) identifies structural and institutional disparities that suppress the ability of historically marginalized communities to participate in and derive benefit from the economy; and (iii) advances evidence-based ideas and policy analysis to foster a more equitable economy.
  • Program for Economic Inclusion – Established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Program on Economic Inclusion covers topics such as the racial wealth gap, jobs and workforce, housing and redlining, minority-owned small businesses, and access to credit.
  • Consumer & Community Context – Publication that features analysis about the financial conditions and experiences of consumers and communities, including traditionally underserved and economically vulnerable households and neighborhoods.
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Last Update: April 19, 2024