Research Reports

Bank On National Data Hub: Findings from 2019

The St. Louis Fed and Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund established the Bank On National Data Hub to show how many people opened Bank On accounts and how they used them. Building upon the success of the first year, the 2019 report details a review of certified Bank On account data from 10 financial institutions.

Innovative Approaches to Investing with Impact in St. Louis  

This report features an overview of impact investing in St. Louis and emerging trends taking place nationally. It also includes case studies of bank partnerships, foundation partnerships and tax credit investor partnerships in St. Louis. 

Black Women Business Startups

Businesses owned by black women have experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades, and their rise has the potential to significantly impact local economies and support the economic health of both rural and urban communities.

The Demographics of Wealth

The Demographics of Wealth is a series of essays written by the staff of the center. The essays are based on the staff’s analysis of over a quarter-century’s worth of data collected by the Federal Reserve through its Survey of Consumer Finances.