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Economic Growth & Mobility Project

The Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP) is a strategic initiative of the Philadelphia Fed that works to advance entrepreneurial solutions to inclusive economic growth and create pathways out of poverty in communities across the Third District and our nation.

Featured Work

Broadband Access, Computer Use, and Labor Market Attachment in Philadelphia

During the pandemic, our reliance on high-speed internet for work has grown dramatically. A new study looks at how this trend has highlighted the adverse impacts of the digital divide on households and labor market outcomes in Philadelphia.

The Importance of an Equitable Workforce Recovery

A New Kind of Back to Work: Talent, Recovery, and the Future of Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA (virtual)

What Small Businesses Will Be Impacted by COVID-19?

This research brief identifies the small businesses, and small business employees, most economically vulnerable to the effects of social distancing practices and mandated shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Regional Economic Growth and Mobility Dashboard

The dashboard organizes the metrics from the Third Federal Reserve District into issue areas that include overall prosperity, quality job creation, education and workforce development, and infrastructure and affordable housing.

Updated: 23 Jan ’19

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Rental Housing Affordability

The Rental Housing Affordability data tool enables users to examine trends in rental housing affordability in Third District states from 2011 to 2018.

Updated: 26 Oct ’20

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Community Profiles

The Community Development and Regional Outreach Department has compiled information on each region within the Third Federal Reserve District and has developed a suite of materials that the department calls community profiles.

Updated: 10 Mar ’20