The San Francisco Fed is committed to being a community-engaged bank. We prioritize listening to, learning from, and sharing research and information with communities across our District, which encompasses the nine western states, plus American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

We engage with communities across our District because the Federal Reserve’s work affects all communities. Conversations with different people in the District provide us with real-time information on local economic conditions, adding important context to quantitative data, and analyses that the Federal Reserve uses to guides its decision making and policies. We also work to connect constituents with research, expertise, and networks that improve economic resilience. In this way, being a community-engaged organization furthers the SF Fed’s mission of advancing the nation’s monetary, financial, and payment systems to build a stronger economy for all Americans.

Community Development

The Community Development team aims to advance the economic resilience and mobility of low-income communities by addressing the barriers to economic participation. We identify and address gaps through research and engagement with communities in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District and work to advance a stronger economy for all Americans.

Engagement with Regional Business Leaders

Our regional business engagement teams develop trusted and meaningful relationships with local business leaders across the District. We conduct a variety of outreach and engagement activities to help build awareness and understanding of the Fed’s work and to bring back insights on how different businesses are experiencing the economy.

Engagement with Local, State, and Federal Elected Officials

The Government + Civic Relations team acts as a resource to local, state, and federal elected officials and their offices. We engage with District leaders to share information about the Bank’s research, expertise, and mission to support our dual mandate.

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