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REGISTER NOW for Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Chicago on June 19-21 in Cincinnati. This biennial conference will explore the theme of economic mobility and resilience within and across urban, suburban, and rural communities in the United States. Sessions will address questions such as: How are an individual’s prospects for getting ahead changing given growing regional disparities, persistent poverty, and racial segregation? Are place-based or people-based policies more effective, and in what contexts? What can policymakers and practitioners do to improve the likelihood that people, businesses, and communities are set up for long-term success in today’s marketplace?
The Federal Reserve Board is accepting applications from individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the Community Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC advises the Board on issues affecting consumers and communities such as affordable housing, community and workforce development, small business, financial services and technology, and asset and wealth building. Applications are accepted through May 31, 2019.
This two-day event provided attendees with access to the most innovative tools, training, and connections needed to successfully secure funding for their businesses or non-profits.
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.
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.
Small businesses in Puerto Rico represent a significant portion of the local economy. In 2013 the New York Fed co-sponsored, along with the FDIC and the U.S. Virgin Islands/Puerto Rico District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, a series of forums designed to expand opportunities for small businesses in Puerto Rico. The three forums focused on access to financing, government procurement contracts, and international trade. Presentations from the series are available, along with a Report on the Competitiveness of Puerto Rico's Economy.
This conference is the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, CDFIs, nonprofits and government officials. The 2014 program featured a keynote presentation by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen; innovations in community development policy and practice; CRA examination training; the National Community Development Lending School; and Community development tours of Chicago. Click to watch videos of keynotes, select sessions, and attendee interviews.