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The Policy Summit

Community development spans issues such as workforce development, small business credit and access to good jobs and affordable housing that affect regions across the nation in distinct ways. Beginning in the early 2000s, the Cleveland Fed has convened a regional policy forum for exploring such issues in low- and moderate-income communities. The now-biennial Policy Summit, a multiday event, offers attendees the latest research on and best practices for addressing challenges facing low- and moderate-income communities. Attendees explore examples of local successes and have outside-the-Beltway conversations about policy solutions with fellow researchers, funders, and practitioners.

The Policy Summit has been held in cities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District, including Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. In 2019, we will host the Policy Summit in Cincinnati for the first time. Save the dates now: June 19–21, 2019.

The Policy Summit features session and keynote speakers from academia, philanthropic organizations, government, and the private sector. Who attends? Hundreds of bankers, elected officials, funders, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers, primarily from the Midwest and the East Coast. In 2017, the Policy Summit drew close to 400 attendees from 18 states.

Want to know more? Explore presentations and highlights from our 2017 Policy Summit, held in Cleveland, Ohio, and our 2015 Policy Summit, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Past Policy Summit Conferences