The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Tools for Building Sustainable Rural Communities Conference
April 25-26, 2002 Wilkes-Barre, PA
What challenges do citizens and business owners face in rural communities? What strategies and creative solutions have been employed by local practitioners to preserve and strengthen their rural economies? The conference examined these questions and focused on the exciting changes taking place in rural communities throughout the Northeast. These communities are seizing opportunities by upgrading their telecommunications infrastructures, using innovative financing to jump start new businesses, selling scenery and green space, and building wealth by promoting home ownership. These are but a few of the topics that were addressed at the conference. This conference included rural-development practitioners, national leaders, and others who want to learn from each other in order to help meet tomorrow's challenges creatively and resourcefully.