The Untapped Urban Market:
Attracting Business to the Inner City
May 1, 2001
Buffalo, New York
University at Buffalo
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
On May 1, 2001 the Buffalo Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the University at Buffalo Department of Planning, presented the "Untapped Urban Market: Attracting Business to the Inner City." Held at the university's Center for Tomorrow, the conference brought together a number of national experts to discuss the economic challenges faced by inner-city communities and map effective strategies for business development. The over 130 attendees came from throughout New York State and represented a wide-range of organizations concerned about inner-city redevelopment, including housing agencies, banks, economic development agencies, community development corporations, and grassroots coalitions.