Community Development

To support the growth of an inclusive economy, we work with low- and moderate-income communities to increase access to credit, quality jobs, education, and housing. We also help financial institutions understand their responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Research in Action Lab: Increasing Access to Child Care for Working Families in Delaware

The Philadelphia Fed brought together a group of partners in Delaware to explore how to expand the state’s early care and education sector to serve working families. Learn how we applied the Research in Action Lab approach in Delaware.

Community Development and Regional Outreach Visiting Scholars

Academics, experts, and thinkers with focus areas aligned with the Community Development and Regional Outreach department are key collaborators as participants in the Visiting Scholars Program.

Occupational Mobility Explorer

The Occupational Mobility Explorer allows users to examine how workers’ skills could transfer to similar — but higher-paying — occupations. Findings are available for the 33 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.


Small Business Credit Survey: A Racially Disparate Recovery in New Jersey

New Jersey small businesses saw progress in 2021, but most had not yet recovered to levels they saw before the pandemic. The survey also shows firms owned by people of color lag their White counterparts across most financial metrics.





Equitable Wealth Symposium: Local and National Solutions at Work

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program

The ROC Cohort Program is an in-depth racial equity training program for cross-sector community groups across the U.S. to apply local solutions to increase opportunity and strengthen local economies.