The Community and Economic Development (CED) program of the Atlanta Fed works to activate financial, human, and social capital to foster the conditions that facilitate economic growth in the Federal Reserve System's Sixth District.

Through action-oriented research, conferences, and expanding networks on these topics and others, we aim to be a valuable resource as you work to foster economic growth and opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities.

Areas of Focus

Housing and Neighborhoods
Affordable Housing and Neighborhoods
In this area we track housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households and the revitalization of distressed neighborhoods. We also examine housing plans and policies that facilitate greater access to equitable communities.
Community and Economic Development Finance
Community Development Finance
We study types and scale of community development investment in the Southeast, including those motivated by the Community Reinvestment Act. We also focus on barriers to and opportunities for leveraging these investments to improve economically distressed communities.
Workforce Development and Jobs
Human Capital and Workforce Development
We gather evidence to foster systems, policies, investments, and programs that improve employment outcomes for Southeast job seekers and employers alike. We use this research and analysis to help build connections among workforce, economic, and community development professionals.
Small Business
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
We focus on Southeastern small business conditions and credit needs to foster greater economic inclusion, in part through participation in a joint survey with other Reserve Banks and through local and regional convenings.