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The Policy Summit

Community development issues such as workforce and economic development, small business credit, and access to good jobs and affordable housing affect regions across the nation in distinct ways. Since the early 2000s, the Cleveland Fed has convened a regional policy forum that explores how such issues play out in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The now-biennial Policy Summit, a multi-day event, offers attendees the latest research on and best practices for addressing these and other challenges facing LMI communities. Attendees explore examples of local successes and have real-world 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 2021, Cleveland will host the Policy Summit on June 23–25. Learn more about the event.

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, from across the Midwest and the country.

Want to know more? Explore presentations and highlights from past Policy Summits below.

Past Policy Summit Conferences