Community Conversations

2020

Sep 23, 2020

Toward a More Perfect Economy: The Challenge and Opportunity of Rural Communities

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic had a conversation with Llevelyn Rhone, president of the Hale County Chamber of Commerce, at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Additional speakers were Felecia Lucky, president of the Black Belt Community Foundation; Dr. Josh Pierce, associate professor at the University of Alabama; and Alex Flachsbart, founder and CEO of Opportunity Alabama. Watch the video.

Aug 31, 2020

Bostic and Leone de Nie Speak to the Florida Philanthropic Network

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic had a conversation with Juan Martinez, vice president and chief financial officer of the Knight Foundation Miami, at a meeting of the Florida Philanthropic Network about how philanthropy can contribute to an inclusive recovery. Karen Leone de Nie, Atlanta Fed vice president and community affairs officer, shared resources and talked about how the Atlanta Fed engages with communities. View the video and slides.

Aug 17, 2020

Bostic and Duncan Announce Georgia's Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic joined Georgia lieutenant governor Geoff Duncan on the Atlanta Rotary Club's weekly virtual meeting. They shared the findings of the Georgia Innovates Task Force and announced the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a public-private partnership that will guide efforts to establish Georgia's entrepreneurial identity as the technology capital of the East Coast. Bostic will serve on the board of the partnership. Watch the video.

Jul 16, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Economic Club of Florida

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at a meeting of the Economic Club of Florida about the Federal Reserve's actions and continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also took live questions. Watch the video.

Jul 08, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Rotary Club of Columbus

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Columbus about the Federal Reserve's actions and continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also took live questions. Watch the video.

Jul 07, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Tennessee Business Roundtable

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at a meeting of the Tennessee Business Roundtable and members of the Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville Chambers about the Federal Reserve's actions and continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also took live questions. Watch the video.

May 20, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the JAXUSA Partnership

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at a meeting of the JAXUSA Partnership about the Federal Reserve's actions and continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also took live questions. Watch the video.

May 18, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at a meeting of the Nashville Chamber's Partnership 2030 Lead Cabinet about the Federal Reserve's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also took live questions.

May 14, 2020

Bostic Talks about the Role of Philanthropy

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke to the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance about the Federal Reserve's actions in response to the pandemic, and also about the roles philanthropy can play in achieving an equitable economic recovery. Watch the video.

May 11, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Rotary Club of Atlanta

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke during the weekly Rotary Club of Atlanta meeting on May 11, 2020, and answered questions from moderator Stephanie Blank, Rotary program chair. Watch the video. Bostic's remarks begin approximately at 5:30.

May 07, 2020

The Federal Reserve's Efforts to Support an Economic Recovery

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke to the South Florida Business Council about the current state of the economy and the Federal Reserve's efforts to support an economic recovery.

May 03, 2020

Bostic Appears on Face the Nation

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke with Margaret Brennan about the Federal Reserve's response to COVID-19.

Apr 16, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Georgia Chamber

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke at the Georgia Chamber's virtual conference about programs and resources available to small and medium-sized businesses during the pandemic.

Apr 16, 2020

Bostic Launches Atlanta Fed Pandemic Response Webinar Series

Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic hosted the first session of a live webinar series about the Federal Reserve's actions and continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained the Federal Reserve's recent monetary policy actions and answered questions.

Apr 15, 2020

Bostic Speaks to the Birmingham Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic talked about the Federal Reserve's policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and took live questions at a joint meeting of these groups in Birmingham, Alabama. View a recording of his presentation (begins at approximately 11 minutes).

Apr 14, 2020

Bostic Speaks at the Alabama Works Webinar

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic presents on the weekly webinar series Workforce Recovery Post COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020

Bostic speaks to the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic talked about the Federal Reserve's responses to the COVID-19 financial crisis, and also briefed attendees on the Access to Opportunity project. View a recording of his presentation.

Mar 04, 2020

Learning About Public-Private Partnership Success and an Anchor Institution

President Raphael Bostic visited Auburn, Alabama, on March 4, where he met with local business and community leaders as well as Auburn University leadership. The roundtables were hosted by Auburn's Harbert College of Business, and President Bostic also toured the college's new Horton-Hardgrave Hall and spoke with a group of MBA students. See the photos of his visit.

Feb 13, 2020

Gaining an Understanding of Economic Drivers and Challenges

President Raphael Bostic visited Panama City and Pensacola, Florida, February 13 and 14, where he met with local business and community leaders and toured businesses to learn about the economic drivers and challenges of both cities. One roundtable in Pensacola focused on housing challenges in the prospering downtown area, and another on the cybersecurity programs and opportunities that are growing as a result of the University of West Florida's Center for Cybersecurity. In Panama City, the primary focus was the continuing recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Michael. See the photos of his visit.

Feb 03, 2020

Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, and Digital Money: How Are They Changing Everything?

President Raphael Bostic spoke in La Jolla, California, on February 3, 2020, at the Global Interdependence Center conference. He participated in a moderated question-and-answer session with Stephen Sexauer, chief investment officer of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association.

Jan 13, 2020

Armchair Chat at the Rotary Club of Atlanta

President Raphael Bostic spoke with Dennis Lockhart, former Atlanta Fed president, on January 13 at the Rotary Club's annual event. Bostic spoke about the national and Atlanta economies with Lockhart, then took questions from the audience. Watch the video and look at the photos.

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