The sixth biennial conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be held May 12-14 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The conference will explore how communities can grow and strengthen their economies by creating opportunities for all residents. More than 400 community developers, advocates and planners; government leaders; bankers; researchers; foundation representatives; business leaders and students are expected to attend.
Speakers will include Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg professor of economics, Harvard University; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO, PolicyLink; Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics; and others.
Registration is now open. For more information, visit www.philadelphiafed.org/community-development/events/2014/reinventing-older-communities/.
Released annually, CFED’s Scorecard explores how well residents are faring in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and assesses policies that are helping residents build and protect assets along five issue areas: financial assets and income, businesses and jobs, housing and homeownership, health care and education. It is the leading source of state-level data on financial security and policy solutions. The 2014 Scorecard assesses states across more than 130 outcome and policy measures in these five areas to determine the ability of residents to achieve financial security. The Scorecard is available at http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard/.