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 & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
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.