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FedTalk: The View from Main Street: What Communities Need to Recover from the Pandemic

February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

View from Main Street: What Communities Need to Recover from the Pandemic

Join us February 16 for a Fed Communities conversation that highlights the ways the Federal Reserve’s community development work can inform and bolster communities’ recovery. Fed Communities is the first stop for Federal Reserve community development information which seeks to amplify the Fed’s work in low- and moderate-income communities and other underserved areas.

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Two years after the first reported cases of SARS COVID-19, economic recovery is finally underway. The pandemic to date has claimed the lives of more than 5 million people worldwide and crippled global markets. For US communities that struggled pre-pandemic, the road ahead is even more challenging. What’s the best way for these communities to build economic mobility and resilience for their residents and businesses? The Federal Reserve has research, data, tools, and expertise applicable to key challenges facing communities today. Learn how you and the communities you serve can benefit from the Fed’s work on these issues.

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There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.


Alfreda Norman

Alfreda Norman
Fed Communities Chair &
Senior Vice President
Dallas Fed

Alex Ruder, Atlanta Fed

Alex Ruder
Principal Advisor
Community and Economic Development
Atlanta Fed

Lisa Vidacs, Cleveland Fed

Lisa Vidacs
Fed Communities Deputy Chair &
Senior Vice President
Cleveland Fed

Emily Wavering Corcoran, Cleveland Fed

Emily Wavering Corcoran
Program Manager
Small Business Credit Survey
Cleveland Fed

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