The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Session Description The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be holding a series of four rural roundtable meetings throughout New York State to identify and support the development of strategies critical to the long-term sustainability of rural communities.
In addition to presenting information on national rural economic development, these meetings will also provide an opportunity for banks, community groups, government officials and other interested parties to exchange ideas with Federal Reserve representatives on their local perspectives.
Dr. Mark Drabenscott, Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Center for the Study of Rural America, will present a global view of rural concerns, and initiatives currently in place across the nation. Mr. Richard Deitz, Regional Economist of the Buffalo Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will present regional research relating to rural communities in New York State.
The roundtables are sponsored by the Office of Regional and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and its Buffalo Branch, and held in partnership with the Independent Bankers of New York State, North Country Alliance, and the Rural Housing Coalition.
Who Should Attend
Bankers Local Officials Representatives of Community Organizations Representatives of Municipalities, Colleges, and Universities involved with Community and Economic Development Other interested parties
More Information For more information, please contact: Carolyn Lee at (212) 720-5349 Reggie Melson at (716) 849-5085