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Registration Opens for Reinventing Older Communities Conference

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Contact: Katherine Q. Dibling, E-mail Public Affairs Specialist, 215-574-4119

Philadelphia, PA — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development Studies and Education Department today announced plans for Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity, a national conference that will be held Monday, May 12, to Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Registration is now open.

The sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference will examine how communities can promote economic growth in ways that benefit all residents. The Bank and its co-sponsors expect more than 400 community developers, advocates, and planners; government leaders; bankers; researchers; foundation representatives; business leaders and students to attend.

“We’re learning that the strongest communities and regions are those that create opportunities for all residents,” said Theresa Y. Singleton, vice president and Community Affairs officer at the Philadelphia Fed. “This year’s Reinventing Older Communities conference will explore how communities can pursue growth and development in ways that enhance the lives of people across socioeconomic levels.”

Speakers at the conference will include Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink; Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics; and more.

Topics will include:

  • How entrepreneurs are reinventing cities
  • Innovations in funding and financing
  • Changing demographics and the impact on America’s urban renewal
  • Connecting hard-to-serve populations and jobs
  • What students need to succeed
  • Artists as agents for neighborhood change
  • Exporting cities in the global economy
  • Exploring new partners and new roles

Cosponsors include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis.

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

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