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A Perspective from Main Street: Long-Term Unemployment and Workforce
Development

Appendix B: Reserve Bank Community Development-Related Activities and Next Steps

Outlined below are key activities the Community Development offices of the Federal Reserve Banks have engaged in during 2012 in response to long-term unemployment and workforce development issues. This does not represent a comprehensive list of all Reserve Bank Community Development unemployment and workforce development activities in 2012.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Events

Research

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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Events

Research

  • FRB Boston is currently developing the Transforming Smaller Industrial Cities award in collaboration with Living Cities. FRB Boston will pilot a multi-year initiative beginning this year with smaller cities in Massachusetts. The goal is an ongoing "system change" and process whereby all smaller cities are better able to take advantage of their physical and human capital assets.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Events

  • May 9-11, 2012: Reinventing Older Cities: Building Resilient Cities

Research

  • In 2012, FRB Chicago continued the Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI) to develop comprehensive community profiles of Midwestern industrial cities. They released the Working Paper and held the Symposium. The ICI community profiles are due to be completed in late 2012. (www.chicagofed.org/webpages/events/2012/ici_symposium.cfm  Leaving the Board )

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Events

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Events

  • May 8, 2012: Community Development Investment Roundtable: A Means to Job Creation. At the session, investors explained how their organizations are partnering with banks to put people back to work.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Events

  • September 19-20, 2012: The Future of Workforce Development Conference

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Events

  • May 9-11, 2012: Reinventing Older Cities: Building Resilient Cities

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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Events

  • May 9-11, 2012: Reinventing Older Cities: Building Resilient Cities

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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Events

Research

  • FRB Richmond is conducting research on Community Resiliency in Southern Mill Towns: Concord and Eden, North Carolina.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Events

  • March 20, 2012: Livability and Jobs Conference. The focus of the session was on the economics of sustainability, regionalism, and the new civics, equity, and jobs. (www.stlouisfed.org/community_development/events/?id=344  Leaving the Board )
  • May 9-11, 2012: Reinventing Older Cities: Building Resilient Cities
  • July 13, 2012: JOBS Act: How Regulation A, Small Cap IPO, and Crowdfunding can Help St. Louis(co-hosted with the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association). In addition to an overview of the Jobs Act, the meeting focused on its impact on the St. Louis region to address capital needs.
  • September 12, 2012: Meeting the Challenge: Keeping Kids in School (conference in Louisville, Kentucky). Participants learned about Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and innovative approaches to reach today's youth. (www.stlouisfed.org/community_development/events/?id=393  Leaving the Board )

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Last update: February 4, 2013

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