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2019 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference


Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class: Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a biennial event that brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss important issues facing individuals and their communities.


Registration is now closed for the 2019 Community Development Research Conference. Can't join #CommDev2019 in person? Watch selected sessions live here: https://www.youtube.com/federalreserve  

About the conference

The decade since the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession has seen changes in the ways to achieve and maintain a middle class life. For some Americans, the traditional paths – attending college, buying a home, and saving for retirement – may be out of reach, or may never have been enough to guarantee financial security.

The conference will explore the latest research on strategies to renew the promise of the middle class including:

    • emerging trends in education, labor practices, entrepreneurship, housing, credit, wealth, indebtedness, and other developments affecting the middle class;

    • policy innovations and legacies that either encourage or discourage the creation of an inclusive middle class;

    • actions by individuals and institutions, including governments, financial institutions, community groups, businesses and non-profits, to create new and enduring paths to the middle class.

Hear from Federal Reserve leaders and other experts at the Eleventh Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference on May 9-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

For additional information about the conference, see the full agenda.


Contact Us
Community Development Research Conference Team

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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