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Publications and Reports

  • Research Reports

    In-depth research conducted by the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development team.

  • Policy Insights

    Essays regarding community development topics aimed at community-based organizations, financial institutions, CRA officers, academics and government officials.

  • Surveys

    Reports on community development surveys from across the Federal Reserve System.

  • Bridges

    A regular review of regional community and economic development issues, projects and regulatory changes for practitioners from community-based organizations, as well as for Community Reinvestment Act officers, academics and government officials.

  • In the Balance

    Short essays related to research on understanding and strengthening the balance sheets of American households.

  • On the Economy Blog

    The St. Louis Fed's On the Economy blog features relevant commentary, analysis, research and data from our economists and other St. Louis Fed experts.

  • Open Vault Blog

    This blog explains everyday economic concepts and provides a look at the people and programs that make the St. Louis Fed central to America’s economy.

  • Booklets, Guides and Brochures

    Resources for community development practitioners.


Harvesting OpportunityHarvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities focuses on regional food systems as a means for enhancing economic opportunity.
Economic MobilityEconomic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy is a new publication released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.