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Building Healthier Economies with CDFIs
Video 2 - Final remarks 

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, hosted a convening of community development financial institution (CDFI) leaders and policymakers to highlight the role CDFIs play nationally in creating equity and restarting economic growth. How can and do CDFIs build and enhance opportunity for all in both high-growth economies and resurging rural communities? We explored the experience and perspectives of CDFIs themselves, and of national and state policymakers.


Sessions included: 

  • Creating Equity in High-Growth Economies
    What are CDFIs doing to expand opportunity in places experiencing fast-paced development and investment?
  • Restarting Economic Growth
    How are CDFIs contributing to renewed investment in communities that are restarting economic growth?
  • The View from Congress and the States
    What is the policy future for CDFIs? How do state leaders and Congress view the work of CDFIs?


Featured speakers included:

  • Congressman Scott R. Tipton (CO-03)
  • Congressman Dan Kildee (MI- 05) 
  • Kipp Kranbuhl, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development, and Housing Policy, US Treasury
  • Mary Landrieu, Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman LLP; former US Senator (D-LA) 
  • Colleen Briggs, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Grace Fricks, President and CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
  • Calvin Holmes, President, Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association 
  • Noel Poyo, Executive Director, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
  • Kevin Smith, President and CEO, Community Ventures
  • Brett Theodos, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute

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Date & Time Monday, September 25, 2017
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 7th Floor
Knight Conference Center
Washington , DC , 20001
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