A new section, titled “Community Conditions,” is being introduced as part of the August 2022 Beige Book report, which was published on September 7, 2022. The new “Community Conditions” section will be a regular feature of the SF Fed’s Beige Book report going forward.
This new section will cover a variety of topics, such as recent economic developments in lower-income areas, workforce education and training activities, usage of nonprofit services, challenges and opportunities for small businesses, and related issues affecting the diverse communities in our District. Learn more in the SF Fed Blog.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.