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Press Release

2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality

As the nation continues its recovery from the Great Recession, it is important to understand how economic growth can more equitably benefit low- and moderate income individuals and communities. The 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, slated for June 18-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will highlight the latest research and field initiatives on topics related to equitable development. Session topics will include affordable housing, entrepreneurship, equitable economic development, access to capital and credit for small businesses, workforce development, education reform, and more.

The Policy Summit is a now-biennial forum that attracts an audience of several hundred academics, bankers, elected officials, funders, policymakers, and practitioners from across the eastern United States.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with the Philadelphia and Richmond Feds, the Policy Summit is a forum for outside-the-Beltway policy discussions on issues that impact the regions represented by the Federal Reserve’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts—all of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North and South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and parts of New Jersey and Kentucky.

This year, the Policy Summit will convene in Pittsburgh, a city known as much for its vibrant resurgence as its industrial past. Now boasting strong economic growth and an increasing share  of highly educated workers, Pittsburgh is an example of how diversified strengths—healthcare, education, and industry—helped it emerge from the recent financial and housing crises relatively unscathed. A breakfast session on Friday, June 19, will feature some of the successes of this Rust Belt city.

Online registration and an agenda will be available soon.

For additional information, contact Matt Klesta at or 216.579.3166.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892