Community Development Events

Washington, D.C.

May 9–10, 2019

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Register now! Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class
May 9–10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.


The Federal Reserve System’s eleventh biennial Community Development Research Conference will explore ways to strengthen and widen paths to the middle class. The decade since the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession has seen a marked change in the ways to achieve and maintain a middle class life. For many Americans, the traditional paths—attending college, buying a home, and saving for retirement—may now be out of reach or may never have been enough to guarantee financial security.

The conference will explore the latest research on ways 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; and
  • Actions by individuals and institutions, including governments, financial institutions, community groups, businesses, and nonprofits, to create new and enduring paths to the middle class.

Reserve your spot now! Register here.


Highlighted Past Events


Investing in America's Workforce Capstone Conference (October 2017)

Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference (March 2017)

Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference (November 2014)