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Events - Community Development Resources

2016 Community Banking in the 21st Century: Research and Policy Conference

Presentations and videos, as well as the 2016 National Survey of Community Banks, are now available from the 2016 Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). Held Sept. 28-29, 2016, at the St. Louis Fed, research explored the continuing relevance and importance of the community bank business model; the relationship between community bank size and performance; and community bank regulatory issues. Speakers included Fed Governor Jerome Powell, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and CSBS Chairman/Texas Department of Banking Commissioner Charles Cooper. H.E. “Gene” Rainbolt, chairman, BancFirst Corporation, provided the evening keynote.

Bringing Clarity to Impact Investing

This Connecting Communities® webinar focuses on the impact in impact investing. In Navigating Impact Investing, experts propose creating impact classes as a way to optimize the process of matching an investor’s unique preferences with the right opportunities. Co-authors Ben Thornley (Tideline) and Cathy Clark (Duke University) share their proposed impact classes, the feedback they’ve received from stakeholders, and how to turn this concept into reality. Sasha Dichter (Acumen) offers a practitioner’s reflections on what an impact class framework may mean for the impact investing field.

2015 NHS Community Banks Partnership Meeting summary

Established in 2007, the Community Banks Partnership is an innovative collaborative that supports NHS’ community reinvestment programs and services through financial support, lending capital, service and counsel. This group meets at least once annually to discuss issues important to the housing and lending industries. This article, from Issue 3, 2015 Profitwise News and Views, summarizes a second quarter convening at the Chicago Fed: NHS of Chicago’s annual Community Banks Partnership meeting. Among other topics, panelists discussed the housing market for ‘millennial’ buyers, and the regulatory landscape for community banks.

Community Banking in the 21st Century

Missed the live webcast? Presentation slides and videos are now available from “Community Banking in the 21st Century,” the third annual community banking research and policy conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). Also available from the conference is a report that details conditions facing today's community bankers. Speakers and moderators of the event, held in St. Louis Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2015, included: Fed Chair Janet Yellen; Fed Governor Lael Brainard; St. Louis Fed President James Bullard; CSBS Chairman/Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks David Cotney; CSBS President and CEO John Ryan; and Houston Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan, founding investor and board member, R Bank and R Corp Financial, Round Rock, Texas.


Strategies for Maximizing the Potential of Great Lakes Ports for Regional Growth

This article provides a recap of the Great Lakes Ports and Regional Growth: Integrating Environmental Health and Economic Prosperity conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the state of Illinois, the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Council of Great Lakes Governors. The conference explored new approaches to promoting economic development and maximizing local maritime assets, while protecting and enhancing the Great Lakes water resource.

30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, "Innovation Reconstructed"

REGISTER NOW: How will our companies and communities innovate to compete in a future where everything is accelerating? The 30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, slated for February 9-10, 2015, in Raleigh, North Carolina, will explore how innovators in all sectors are thriving. Sessions will examine why success depends on innovation, and how innovation now requires designing for a loss of control. The Forum will outline critical decision points for economic developers and policymakers in communities of all sizes.

2014 Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference: Measuring Our Impact

This November 2014 event brought together national and regional leaders in the health and community development sectors to explore joint efforts for building healthier communities. Sessions focused on frameworks and measurements for assessing how community development projects influence community health. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, LISC Twin Cities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Healthy Futures Fund, Wilder Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2014 Shift Innovation Community Development Conference

What ignites the innovative spark that leads to a promising community development practice? SHIFT INNOVATION, a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Sept. 22-23, 2014, provides an opportunity to interactively share and explore how thinking creatively about community development can unlock new and innovative solutions that can be implemented immediately.

South Carolina Community Capital Conference

The South Carolina Community Capital Alliance (SCCCA) in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond hosted a statewide community economic development capital conference on November 18. This event drew local and national partners together to further develop innovations in creating local capital to support South Carolina’s local economy.

SOCAP Health: Creating the Market that Values Health

The U.S. spends $2.7 trillion each year on health care—yet we are raising a generation of children who may live shorter and sicker lives than their parents. On June 25 and 26, 2014, the San Francisco Fed, SOCAP, the New York Academy of Medicine and the Building Healthy Places Network convened in NYC to explore the untapped market for improving health. In this streamed video of that event, learn how health systems, social systems and innovative solutions are improving health in low-income communities; meet entrepreneurs and policymakers working at the intersection of finance and health; and hear from organizations whose investments are generating economic gains and improvements in health and well-being.


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