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July 17, 2012

Richmond Fed Hosts Community Development Finance Conference

Charlotte, N.C.

Professionals in the community development finance field will have the opportunity to learn and network at a conference being held July 18–19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte office.

The Southeastern Community Development Finance Conference is hosted by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Opportunity Finance Network, which is holding its regional meeting in conjunction with the conference. Other partners for the event are NeighborWorks America and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.

The event, Defining the Future of CDFI Capital and Capacity in the Southeast, is geared toward certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), community development finance professionals, lenders, foundations, investors, community-based organizations and policymakers. Industry leaders will discuss investment and collaboration strategies for building community development finance capacity in the Southeast. Featured topics include social investing, institutional and individual investment strategies, cross-sector collaboration, partnership development, enhanced capital deployment strategies, growing to scale in the Southeast, next generation leadership and the future of crowd funding for CDFIs.

For more information, contact Wanda Carter at or (704) 358-2497.

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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