At the New York Fed, our mission is to make the U.S. economy stronger and the financial system more stable for all segments of society. We do this by executing monetary policy, providing financial services, supervising banks and conducting research and providing expertise on issues that impact the nation and communities we serve.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support
to international institutions.
In June and July 2010, the New York Fed's Office of Community Affairs polled 426 small business owners on their recent business performance, business financing choices, and borrowing experiences. The poll was conducted online and distributed through a network of civic and business partners.