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The following publications include summaries of workshops, seminars, and conferences on topics that affect low- and moderate-income people and communities.
- Workforce Development Listening Sessions (318 KB, 16 pages): The Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland held five regional listening sessions on workforce development in the summer of 2013. The sessions were held with representatives from the educational and employment sectors to discern workforce development trends and issues concerning young people 16 to 24 years of age.
- A Grassroots Look at Workforce Development (178 KB, 10 pages): Summarizes an event that was part of a Federal Reserve System initiative on chronic unemployment and workforce development and was organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development Studies and Education Department. It was attended by about 75 representatives of nonprofits, foundations, banks, and government agencies, including senior officials of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the executive director of the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission.
- Innovative Financial Tools for Serving the Underbanked (250 KB, 24 pages): Summarizes a conference exploring products and programs for the underbanked, including prepaid cards, alternatives to payday lending, and the use of alternative credit data. This event was co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Fed and the Center for Financial Services Innovation.
- Community Development Finance Research Conference Summary (14 MB, 50 pages): Summarizes the papers presented at a conference that brought together 60 experts in the field of community development finance to discuss emerging research topics.
- Recent Developments in Credit Scoring: A Summary (265 KB, 22 pages): Summarizes a symposium held to explore developments that are making credit scoring a more accurate tool. Also includes an overview of credit scoring together with presenters' and discussants’ comments on three types of scores.