Community Development

Redefining "Rust Belt": An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, and Philadelphia

Industrial area

Fri., Oct. 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Baltimore Office, Baltimore, MD

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Via videoconference and in-person, the regional Reserve Banks in Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia previously exchanged experiences developing and implementing strategies to attract new residents and new investment. The first videoconference was an introductory exchange that covered an array of strategies deployed today to grow these cities.

As many themes emerged from the discussion, the second videoconference on October 25 will delve into a blend of two – anchor institutions and the arts. To be initiated in Cleveland, this event will feature Ted Howard, founder and Executive Director of the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland and Steve Minter, fellow at the Cleveland Foundation, who will introduce “The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs.” A two-hour exchange by community leaders in these older industrial cities will follow.

Subsequent conversations on other themes—both via videoconference and in-person events—will follow in early 2014 and culminate at the Philadelphia Fed’s biennial revitalization conference in May 2014. 

There is no cost to attend. Registration is required.



Leaders from all sectors of Baltimore's economy

Media is invited to this event



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Redefining "Rust Belt" Meeting Notes

Redefining "Rust Belt": An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia



Deadline: Oct. 23, 2013

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