The San Francisco Fed and the West: a century of reinvention
John C. Williams and Sam Zuckerman explore how our region grew into an economic and cultural pacesetter for the world, and how the San Francisco Fed evolved to become part of a 21st century central banking system. The story offers important lessons on what it took for the West to become a force for economic progress during the past century and how the qualities rooted in the spirit of the region will be essential in the years ahead.
Health and prosperity. Health and community prosperity are intrinsically linked. SF Fed Community Development’s Ian Galloway sits down with President John Williams to discuss the issue
In reflecting on community development trends for the 2015 annual report, What We've Learned?and why it matters, one of our biggest learnings is to advocate for health and community development organizations to share data with each other. Health often determines if an individual has a job or access to educational opportunities, making it a strong predictor of economic prosperity. A more holistic, collaborative approach to improving health?especially in areas with low-income households?can result in significantly better outcomes for individuals and for communities.
What we’ve learned ... and why it matters. 2015 Annual Report President's Letter
2015 Annual Report President's Letter. Report consists of web-text, videos and podcasts, available at: http://www.frbsf.org/our-district/about/annual-report/annual-report-2015/#toc
Gateway to Asia
Asia?s growing influence in the United States - economically and culturally - is very apparent in the Federal Reserve?s Twelfth District. The nine western states form a geographical gateway to Asia, and because of the close ties, can provide insight into Asian economic and financial developments. The Twelfth District is an attractive destination for trade and investment by Asian companies because of its location. Also, the District?s geographical position has contributed to a long and rich history of Asian immigration into the region.