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Community Development

Upcoming Events

April 6
Outsourcing: White Knight or Evil Dragon?
Monty Hamilton
CEO, Rural Sourcing

Innovations in Economic Development Forum
presented by the Georgia Institute of Technology and
cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Georgia Economic Developers Association

Meet the speaker brown-bag lunch: Noon
Program: 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Centergy Building at Technology Square
75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Hodges Connections Room, Third Floor

For more information, call Lynn Willingham at 404-894-0730 or e-mail cprsevents@innovate.gatech.edu


April 19
Interagency Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Training
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Cohosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)

Who Should Attend?
  • Bank CRA officers
  • Bank compliance staff
  • Other bank personnel

CRA officers, compliance personnel, and other interested staff will get up-to-date information on:

  • developing a CRA plan for their bank
  • forming meaningful partnerships
  • developingqualified community development lending, services, and investments
  • assessing community needs
  • creating the bank's personal CRA Performance Context

Regulators will provide best-practice examples of partnerships and initiatives used by other banks to improve their CRA performance. Participants will be provided with CRA Tool Kit resources and will engage in case study CRA exercises.
Registration information


April 28–29
The Changing Landscape of Community Development
2011 Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference
Arlington, VA

Who should attend?
  • Researchers
  • Community developers
  • Policymakers
  • Students

The conference will highlight new research in community development and will include keynote remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Jeffrey Sachs, author of The End of Poverty. Sessions will cover a diverse set of topics relevant to low-income households and communities, including household financial well-being in the wake of the foreclosure crisis, the future of community development finance, the effectiveness of financial counseling, and strategies for economic recovery.
http://www.frbsf.org/community/conferences/2011ResearchConference/


May 4
Americas Center Consumer Banking Conference:
Strengthening the Financial Safety Net in Emerging Markets

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Who should attend?
  • Economic developers
  • Financial stability organizations/counselors
  • Wealth-building non-profits
  • Banks
  • Community-based organizations
  • Micro-lenders and small business incubators/counselors
  • Foreign consuls
  • International business development agencies
  • Minority and immigrant community service organizations
  • Policy-makers
  • Academics
Hear speakers and panelists discuss:
  • how to build responsive banking services around assessed needs and consumer preferences while modifying behavior through products and incentives
  • how community organizations and alternative financial service providers develop financial management capacity within a market
  • the role of mobile banking in the evolution of financial services and money management

Registration information
For more information, please contact Ana Cruz-Taura at ana.cruz-taura@atl.frb.org or by phone at 305-597-6850.


May 9–11
Exploring Innovation: A Conference on Community Development Finance
Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Who should attend?
  • Bank CEOs and CRA officers
  • Philanthropic leaders
  • Government leaders
  • Community and economic developers
  • Nonprofits
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
  • Students

Learn real-world examples of innovative models that address the financing of all aspects of thriving communities, from housing and infrastructure to community engagement and leadership development—each of which contribute to vibrant, desirable places to live, work, and play.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas, and Minneapolis
2011.exploringinnovation.org