Economic Development includes the activities required to promote commercial/industrial development and to regulate the American financial industry to protect investors. It also includes the management and control of the domestic economy and the money supply, and the protection of intellectual property and innovation.
- Business and Industry Development
Business and Industry Development supports activities related to the creation of economic and business opportunities and stimulus, and the promotion of financial and economic stability for corporations and citizens involved in different types of business.
- Financial Sector Oversight
Financial Sector Oversight involves the regulation of private sector firms and markets (stock exchanges, corporations, etc.) to protect investors from fraud, monopolies, and illegal behavior. This also includes deposit protection.
- Intellectual Property Protection
Intellectual Property Protection involves all activities to protect and promote the ownership of ideas and control over the tangible or virtual representation of those ideas, including inventions and discoveries, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.
- Industry Sector Income Stabilization
Industry Sector Income Stabilization involves all programs and activities devoted to assisting adversely impacted industrial sectors (farming, commercial transportation, etc.) to ensure the continued availability of their services for the American public and the long-term economic stabil-ity of these sectors.