Join the Richmond Fed online October 4-6 at 10 am ET for the second-annual Rural America Week. The virtual conference will address unique challenges and opportunities currently facing communities in rural areas of the Federal Reserve’s Fifth District—Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, and part of West Virginia—and beyond. All registered attendees will receive reminders before each session as well as a link to join the session before it starts. Registration is free and open through October 1.
Convening policymakers, community representatives, businesses, funders and foundations, the virtually hosted conference will explore rural communities, review examples of success and barriers to growth, and highlight opportunities where investment could make a difference.
We will share information, ideas, and resources for fostering and sustaining growth in rural areas, including details on inspiring community and economic development projects that are potentially eligible for Community Reinvestment Act funding, success stories of social and economic progress in rural America, and updates from educators supporting students and teachers in rural communities during the pandemic. Sessions are 10-11:30 am ET daily.
October 4: Investment Connection Live! – Rural America
October 5: Spotlighting Successes in Rural Communities
October 6: Emerging Solutions to Pandemic Disruptions in Education
Visit the Agenda page for more details on what will be covered in each session. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be adding speaker bios and other details as they become available.