Register now for the Cleveland Fed’s 2017 policy summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, a gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers interested in the economic development of low- and moderate-income communities. The event will take place June 22–23 in Cleveland and will focus on transforming regional economies. Session topics will include:

  • Entrepreneurship and the Industrial Heartland
  • The Opioid Crisis
  • Economic Inclusion and Anchor Institutions
  • Differences in Urban and Rural Health Outcomes
  • The Community Reinvestment Act and Residential Lending
  • Philanthropy's Role in Growth and Opportunity
  • Putting People to Work in High-Demand, High-Growth Sectors
  • Municipalities with Falling Revenues
  • Credit for Women- and Minority-Owned Small Businesses
  • Regional Food Systems

The summit will also feature two plenary sessions:

  • Industrial Heartland: Rust and Renewal
  • Race and Inequality across Systems

Loretta J. Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and J.D. Vance, best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, will deliver the keynotes.