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Press Release

Cleveland Fed Presents Feb. 16 Webinar on Using Fed Tools, Research to Aid Communities’ Pandemic Recovery

For US communities that struggled pre-pandemic, recovery from the global outbreak of the coronavirus is particularly challenging. Join key officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and other Reserve Banks in a discussion of Fed community development resources available to support communities’ efforts to bolster economic mobility and resilience for their residents and businesses.

This virtual gathering features the work of Fed Communities, a Federal Reserve System project that highlights the central bank’s work in low-and-moderate income communities and other underserved areas. Fed Communities shares Federal Reserve research, data, tools, and expertise applicable to key challenges facing communities, in one easily accessible location.

This event is the latest instalment of FedTalk, the Cleveland Fed’s public speaker series.


  • Lisa Vidacs, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Alfreda Norman, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Alex Ruder, Principal Advisor, Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Emily Wavering Corcoran, Program manager of the Federal Reserve’s Small Business Credit Survey, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Noon to 1:00 pm EST

Watch: The webinar is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Audience Q&A will follow the presentation.

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