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Bridges Summer 2015

Bridges is a quarterly review of regional community and economic development issues, projects and regulatory changes for practitioners from community-based organizations, as well as for Community Reinvestment Act officers, academics and government of

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Bridges is a quarterly publication of the Community Development Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is intended to inform bankers, community development organizations, represen- tatives of state and local government agencies and others in the Eighth District about current issues and initiatives in community and economic development. The Eighth District includes the state of Arkansas and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Yvonne Sparks Community Development Officer and Executive Editor 314-444-8650 Daniel Davis Senior Community Development Manager and Managing Editor 314-444-8308 Maureen Slaten Senior Editor 314-444-8732 Community Development Staff Little Rock: Drew Pack 501-324-8268 Louisville: Lisa Locke 502-568-9292 Faith Weekly 502-568-9216 Memphis: Kathy Moore Cowan 901-531-5110 Teresa Cheeks Wilson 901-531-5109 St. Louis: Mike Eggleston 314-444-8610 Jeanne Marra 314-444-6146 The views expressed in Bridges are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis or the Federal Reserve System. Material herein may be reprinted or abstracted as long as Bridges is cred- ited. Please provide the editor with a copy of any reprinted articles. Free subscriptions are available by calling 314-444-8761, emailing communitydevelopment@stls.frb.org or visiting www.stlouisfed.org/ subscriptionspage. Calendar 23 Investing in Asset-Building Strategies: A Funders' Forum Little Rock, Ark. Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Asset Funders Network Contact: Drew Pack at andrew.a.pack@stls.frb.org 23 The Demographics of Wealth Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Ark. Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Clinton School of Public Service Contact: Drew Pack at andrew.a.pack@stls.frb.org 23 The Demographics of Wealth: How Age, Education and Race Separate Thrivers from Strugglers in Today's Economy Memphis, Tenn. Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Visit: www.cvent.com/d/zrq5zv/4W 24 The Demographics of Wealth: How Age, Education and Race Separate Thrivers from Strugglers in Today's Economy Oxford, Miss. Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, The University of Mississippi Visit: www.cvent.com/d/zrq5zv/4W 29 Connecting Communities— Small Businesses' Perceptions and Understanding of Online Alterna- tive Loan Products: Findings from Online Focus Groups Webinar Sponsor: Federal Reserve System Visit: https://bsr.stlouisfed.org/ connectingcommunities/ S E P T E M B E R O C T O B E R 1 Food Entrepreneurship: A Proven Approach To Build Your Local Economy and Jobs Exploring Innovation in Community Development Webinar Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Visit: www.cvent.com/d/trqgsv/4W 7 The Role of Education in Wealth Accumulation Carbondale, Ill. Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Visit: www.cvent.com/d/drqg73/4W 7-8 529s and Child Savings Accounts: New Strategies To Promote Savings and Development for America's Children St. Louis, Mo. Sponsors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Visit: www.cvent.com/d/8rq4xv/4W 14 Communities. Downtowns. Places. Our Identities. Carmel, Ind. Sponsors: Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs Visit: www.impa.com/downtown 21-22 2015 Arkansas Community Development Conference Conway, Ark. Sponsor: Arkansas Community Development Society Visit: www.arcds.org 26-27 Financial Literacy Leader- ship Conference: Financial Decision-Making Washington, D.C. Sponsor: Society for Financial Educa- tion & Professional Development Inc. Visit: http://sfepd.org/ 2 | Bridges stlouisfed.org

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