News from the Community Development Team

February 24, 2021
Photo collage of the Institute for Economic Equity Staff

Institute for Economic Equity staff (clockwise from top left): Daniel Paul Davis, Ray Boshara, Nishesh Chalise, Sam Evans, Faith Weekly, Lowell Ricketts, Ana Hernández Kent and Violeta Gutkowski

Launch of the Institute for Economic Equity

On February 11, the St. Louis Fed launched the Institute for Economic Equity (IEE, or the Institute) to support an economy that works for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or place of residence.

The Institute works to:

  • Examine how low- to moderate-income (LMI), low wealth or systemically disenfranchised individuals and communities interact with the economy
  • Identify structural and institutional disparities that suppress the ability of historically marginalized communities to participate in and derive benefit from the economy
  • Advance evidence-based ideas and policy analysis to foster a more equitable economy

Learn more about the goals of the Institute here.

Bridges is a regular review of regional community and economic development issues. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the St. Louis Fed or Federal Reserve System.

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