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Neighborhoods and Labor Markets

Comprehensive Community Development in the Metropolitan Context

The “disappearance of work” in lower-income and predominately minority neighborhoods of America’s cities has been linked to a host of social ills – from family disintegration, to long-term welfare dependency to high levels of violence and crime. One prominent theory holds that spatial mismatch – suburbanization of employment without suburbanization of lower-income residents -- is responsible. Recent research strongly suggests that this theory is deeply flawed. Poverty is indeed suburbanizing, and economic analysis shows that spatial proximity appears much less important to neighborhood employment rates than other factors, such as the thinness of employment networks, racial discrimination in hiring, and the failures of public education. How have community developers responded, and where can we point to success in adopting community-centered or community-mediated solutions to these basic labor market failures? Please join moderator Carol Coletta, President of CEOs for Cities and our national panelists as they discuss these issues.

The national panel discussion convened at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and streamed live to satellite locations. Following the national discussion, a regional discussion convened at each satellite location.


Part 1: National Panel
Part 2: Regional Discussion

Monday, 11/17/14
10:30 AM
Part 1: National Panel
1:00 PM
Part 2: Regional Discussion
2:30 PM



Last Updated: 06/16/2011

Welcome & Introduction
Daniel Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Chris Walker, Director of Research and Assessment, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Mark Elliott, President, Mobility
Panel Discussion
Carol Coletta, Director, ArtPlace
Mark Elliott, President, Mobility
Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor
Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino
Bob Giloth, Vice President, The Center for Family Economic Success and Community Change
Question & Answers (all sites)
Conclusion of Webcast
Break (followed by Regional Discussions)
Welcome & Introductions
Jeremiah Boyle, Managing Director of Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Eileen Figel, Director, Institute for Comprehensive Community Development
Panel Discussion
Paul O’Connor, Urban Strategist, SOM
Howard Snyder, Executive Director, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC)
Will Edwards, City of Chicago, Department of Housing and Economic Development
Question & Answers
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