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ESI is proud to sponsor the seventh biennial Reinventing Our Communities conference that will examine strategies on how communities can connect people, places, and capital to transform local and regional economies in an inclusive way. Throughout the conference, several plenaries, keynote speakers, and workshops will convene community development experts to discuss issues and challenges facing communities, including:

  • Gentrification and equitable development
  • Strategies to address extreme poverty
  • Job opportunities for workers without a bachelor’s degree
  • Immigrant integration as an economic development strategy
  • Strengths and weaknesses of early childhood programs
  • Creative reuse of vacant land in lower-income neighborhood

Keynote Speakers:

  • Patrick T. Harker – President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Dennis P. Lockhart – President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
  • Loretta J. Mester – President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

This year’s closing plenary will feature keynote remarks from the speakers to discuss the Federal Reserve’s role in transforming our communities.

More than 500 community developers, advocates, and planners, government leaders, bankers, researchers, foundation representatives, business leaders, and students are expected to attend.
For more information and registration, click here.

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