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Speeches - Community Development Resources


Education, Innovation and Economic Growth

Hear what Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker had to say about innovation and human capital at the 2015 Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy

This report released by the Philadelphia Fed reflects research conducted by students completing their master’s degrees in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania, who investigated recent revitalization efforts in Bethlehem, Pa., Lancaster, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., with a focus on equity rather than on stated outcomes. This report summarizes their findings, includes proposals designed to produce equitable outcomes in each city, and provides a blueprint for cities interested in considering equity as an objective in future development efforts.

President Dudley on the National and Regional Economy

New York Fed President William Dudley met in March 2014 with community and business leaders in Brooklyn to understand what is going on at the grassroots level of the borough’s economy. His visit included a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, meeting with staff at Community Solutions in Brownsville and Etsy, and delivering a speech on the national and regional economy at Brooklyn College.

Is Home Maintenance Contagious? Evidence from Boston

In disadvantaged neighborhoods, the condition of the housing stock can vary from block to block. On one block, homes appear well kept and in good condition, while on another, many homes show signs of physical distress. Since the blocks within the same neighborhood are often similar in terms of home values, what accounts for this pattern? And is there any contagion effect of home maintenance? Researchers at the Boston Fed examine this issue in several Boston neighborhoods in this report.

Kansas City Fed's Forum on Community Development

The  Community Development Forum highlights the Bank’s initiatives, resources and programs for community and economic development. Topics include workforce needs, developing public-private partnerships, community development research, neighborhood stabilization and entrepreneurial communities.

RAISE Texas Training and Summit

RAISE Texas partners provide financial capability tools and activities throughout the state that empower their clients to save, to weather the occasional financial crisis and to reach their family financial goals.Learn more about the tools of the trade for service providers and funders of asset-building opportunities.

Investing in What Works: Dallas

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.

Measuring Impact: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

The Dallas Fed and researchers from Southern Methodist University provide an intuitive introduction to statistical issues associated with evaluating the causal effects of policies or public programs. Videos and presentations include numerous case studies with practical examples of evaluating and forecasting for government policymakers, private enterprises, nonprofit and other community organizations.

2013 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality

The Cleveland and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks offer video and presentations from their 2013 Policy Summit. Expert panels cover topics such as the new housing finance system, consumer and household finance, small business financing and nontraditional tools for neighborhood stabilization. Eldar Shafir, co-author of the recent book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, shares behavioral science and economic research.

The 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Biennially, the San Francisco Fed partners with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to host the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. In 2012, the conference was held in Seattle, WA. Agendas, interviews and videos are available on the San Franscisco Fed's website.

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