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Community Development

Upcoming Events

September 15–16
Strategies for Change: Innovations in Microenterprise and Community Economic Development
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

Who should attend?

  • small business lenders
  • banks
  • policy makers
  • community development practitioners
  • small business financing organizations

This conference will bring together organizations that assist entrepreneurs seeking business training and capital. Participants can exchange ideas and new strategies for improving access to credit for qualified businesses—best practices, business models, and products.

October 26–27
Economic Development in Rural Wisconsin: Developing a 21st Century Response to Compete in Today's Global Marketplace
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Wausau, Wisconsin

Who should attend?

  • regional planners
  • community and economic developers
  • community bankers
  • small business technical assistance providers

Conference attendees will explore and discuss policies that speed, strengthen, and enhance economic development in Wisconsin's rural areas, including methods to increase competitiveness and support new market development. Topics for panel discussions include:

  • Small Business and Farm Access to Credit
  • Developing, Attracting, and Retaining a Skilled Workforce
  • Taking a Collaborative and Regional Approach to Economic Development
  • How Does Rural Wisconsin Go Global?

November 14–17
Opportunity Finance Network Conference: Impact. It's What We Do
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who should attend?

  • community development financial institutions (CDFIs)
  • community development bankers
  • traditional financial institutions
  • community and economic developers

Participants will be informed about the groundbreaking approaches CDFIs and other industry experts and partners use to achieve results and learn how to implement these techniques.