The Community and Economic Development (CED) group of the Atlanta Fed improves communities and their economic well-being in the Federal Reserve System's Sixth District. We conduct research and provide technical assistance, training, and information to financial institutions, community and economic development organizations, and government agencies, as well as to consumers.

The Atlanta Fed's CED focuses its work in two major areas.

Promoting community and economic development:
  Exploring issues affecting the financial stability and quality of life of all communities—issues related to small business, foreclosure, and workforce development
  Conducting and providing information on community and economic development research and other intelligence to inform policy decisions at national, regional, state, and local levels
  Focusing particular attention on low- and moderate-income communities
Supporting access to responsive and responsible financial services:
  Promoting fair and impartial access to credit in underserved markets
  Helping financial institutions understand their responsibilities under the federal Community Reinvestment Act