Exploring Rural America and BeyondMay 21-23, 2001

Session Description
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be holding a series of four rural roundtable meetings throughout New York State to identify and support the development of strategies critical to the long-term sustainability of rural communities.

In addition to presenting information on national rural economic development, these meetings will also provide an opportunity for banks, community groups, government officials and other interested parties to exchange ideas with Federal Reserve representatives on their local perspectives.

Dr. Mark Drabenscott, Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Center for the Study of Rural America, will present a global view of rural concerns, and initiatives currently in place across the nation. Mr. Richard Deitz, Regional Economist of the Buffalo Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will present regional research relating to rural communities in New York State.

The roundtables are sponsored by the Office of Regional and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and its Buffalo Branch, and held in partnership with the Independent Bankers of New York State, North Country Alliance, and the Rural Housing Coalition.

Who Should Attend

Local Officials
Representatives of Community Organizations
Representatives of Municipalities, Colleges, and Universities involved with Community and Economic Development
Other interested parties

More Information
For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Lee at (212) 720-5349
Reggie Melson at (716) 849-5085