The New York Fed is hosting a public event in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The event will highlight a new framework for advancing shared economic prosperity in rural communities across the United States, originally proposed in “Investing in Rural Prosperity,” a new book published by the St. Louis Fed in collaboration with the Board of Governors. In addition to exploring this new framework, the event will also focus on:

  • Ways to leverage natural assets to promote rural prosperity
  • Strategies for investing in equitable resilience
  • The need to invest more in broadband
  • Local collaborations between the health sector and community development
  • Innovative case studies in France that use culture, nature and innovation to revitalize small communities

A free copy of the book will be offered to the first 100 attendees.

Event details

Date and hour
May 24, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. EDT (Reception to follow)

Location
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Room
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY

Spectators

This hybrid event is open to the public and the media. Registration to attend in person or virtually is available through the registration link. All remarks are recorded and the event will be broadcast live with a recording that will be made available afterwards. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at [email protected]

Agenda

Agenda

1:15-1:20 p.m. Welcome remarks

David Erickson, Community Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

1:20 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Opening speech

Andrew Dumont, Senior Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Leveraging natural assets to promote rural prosperity

Rob Riley, President, Northern Forestry Center

Aaron Woolf, Developer, Elizabethtown Bike Ranch

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Investing in equitable resilience in rural communities

Caitlin Cain, Vice President, LISC and Director, Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Vannessa Piñeiro Montes, Vice President and Head of Community Reinvestment Law Compliance, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Mike Tarantino, President and CEO, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

3:30–3:45 p.m. Break
3:45–4:30 p.m. Digital Inclusion in Rural New York

Otho Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact Investing, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Scott Rasmussen, Acting Director, New York State ConnectAll

David Wolff, Board Member, AdkAction

4:30–5:00 p.m. Multisectoral partnerships for health

Ruth Thomas-Squance, Senior Field Build Manager, Build Healthy Places Network

5:00 p.m.–5:10 p.m. Break
5:10 p.m.–5:30 p.m. talk about book

Nicolas Hazard, Special Advisor, Social Economy, European Commission

5:30 p.m.–5:35 p.m. Last word

David Erickson, Community Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

5:35 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Reception

Speakers

Vice President, LISC

Director, Local Rural Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Senior Community Development Analyst

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Outreach and Education Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Special Advisor, Social Economy

European Commission​

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Impact Investing

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Vice President and Head of Community Reinvestment Law Compliance

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Acting director

New York State ConnectALL Office

President

Northern Forest Center

Mike Tarantino

President and CEO

Iberian Foundation for Industrial Development

Senior Field Construction Manager

Build a network of healthy places

David Wolff

Crew member

AdkAction

Developer

Elizabethtown Bike Ranch

Resources

Bipartisan Infrastructure Act Rural Playbook | The White House

Visit the New York Fed’s community development page

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