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Connecting to Markets Series

Neighborhoods throughout metropolitan areas function very differently from one another: some are primarily residential neighborhoods that, in effect, export labor; others contain industrial, commercial and retail districts where goods and services are produced and consumed. Lower-income neighborhoods often fail on both counts, neither exporting labor nor acting as production centers that draw employees and consumers from other parts of the metropolitan area.

Over the past decade, researchers have called attention to a variety of ways in which lower-income neighborhoods participate in the regional economy, including discovery by retailers of the untapped market potential of lower-income neighborhoods, emergence of clusters of arts and cultural activity, and the role of anchor institutions as employers and service providers.

Please join our national and regional panelists as they take on some of the hard questions around low-income neighborhood connections to the regional economy.


Part 1

Part 2

Monday, 11/17/14
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Welcome & Introductions
10:35 AM
Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Teresa Lynch, Senior Vice President, Director of Research, ICIC
11:00 AM
National Panel Discussion
Maria Rosario Jackson, Senior Research Associate and Director of Culture, Creativity and Communities Program, Urban Institute
G Lamont Blackstone, Principal, G. L. Blackstone & Associates
India Lee, Program Director for Neighborhoods, Housing and Community Development, Cleveland Foundation
Jim Capraro, Senior Fellow, Institute for Comprehensive Community Development
12:15 PM
Conclusion of Video Conference/Break
12:30 PM
Welcome & Introductions
12:35 PM
The Chicago Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs
Marwa Joy Zohdy, Engagement Manager, Economic Development, McKinsey & Company
2:15 PM
Networking & Adjournment
Part 1: National Panel
Part 2: Regional Discussion
Regional Panel Discussion
David Baum, President, Baum Realty Group
Gloria Castillo, President, Chicago United
Jackie Samuel, Director of New Communities Program, Claretians Associates
Marwa Joy Zohdy, McKinsey & Company
Eileen Figel, Director, Institute for Comprehensive Community Development






Last Updated: 06/14/2012

Event Information
Event Contact
Rhonda Branham
(312) 322-2538
Registration Deadline
Friday, June 15, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413


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