Pictured: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Michael Grover, Assistant Vice President, Community Development welcomes attendees.

This week OFN hosted the Midwest Regional Meeting at the Minneapolis Fed. More than 50 CDFI practitioners joined funders, investors, and policymakers for a day of engaging conversation and networking.

During the course of the day, attendees: 

  • Gained insights on public policy from OFN Chief External Affairs Officer Jennifer Vasiloff
  • Learned more about Opportunity Zones and how CDFIs are considering ways to deploy funds into low-income communities in their regions from Rachel Reilly, Enterprise Community Partners, and Katey Forth, Cinnaire
  • Heard directly from a panel of borrowers about what it is like to work with a CDFI
  • Focused on Midwest region data from the 2017 Small Business Credit Survey

Attendees connected after the meeting for an offsite reception. 

The Western regional meeting takes place July 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch in Denver, CO. Learn more and register here.

 

 

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