Community Development



December 1, 2011

Federal Reserve Holds Conference on Strategic Investment in Distressed Communities

Baltimore, Md.

Identifying innovative ways to use data to spur more strategic investment in older communities is the focus of a conference being held Dec. 6-7 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s office in Baltimore. The Richmond Fed is sponsoring the national event with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

The conference will feature panel discussions and workshop sessions.  Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin is among the panel moderators. Other speakers include Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News, a Pulitzer Prize winner for editorials on the social and economic disparity in that city; Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano, and leaders of urban redevelopment efforts from New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Mo., and other cities.

Media interested in covering the event must register in advance by emailing

Strategic Data Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch
502 S. Sharp Street, Baltimore
December 6, 1-5 p.m.
December 7, 8:30 am-2 p.m.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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