Holistic community development - Events
This national convening supported Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation, built upon the regulations and guidance, virtual training, and resources already available to the system.
A diverse audience of practitioners attended this conference from across Texas—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. It was hosted in Austin, Texas by the Dallas Fed, HousingWorks Austin and Children's Optimal Health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In May 2014 the Philadelphia Fed and its cosponsors hosted the sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference in Philadelphia, bringing together 465 community development stakeholders, bankers, government, business, and foundation leaders, policymakers, researchers and students from 25 states and the District of Columbia. The theme of the conference, Bridging Growth and Opportunity, was explored through plenary discussions, concurrent workshops, and keynote addresses, with an emphasis on innovative strategies and tools that create opportunity-rich communities inclusive of low- and moderate-income people. Presentations, audiorecordings and videos are available on the Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities website.
A physical and online exhibit, “What Does the Fed Do? 100 Years Serving as the Nation’s Central Bank” provides, among other unique features, an intriguing brochure on Fed history, the original painting of President Woodrow Wilson signing the Federal Reserve Act and a giant freestanding map of all the Federal Reserve districts made from shredded money. Check it out online, or in person at the Boston Fed.
This Dallas event highlights entrepreneurial approaches to community development and explores the expanding subject of social impact investing. The conference was inspired by the book, Investing in What Works for America's Communities, and was hosted by the Dallas Fed's Community Development department, Citi, Social Impact Architects and Social Venture Partners Dallas.