the future of northern New England's smaller post-industrial cities

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Lake Opechee Inn Conference Center
62 Doris Ray Court
Laconia, New Hampshire, 03246
Directions offsite

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC), in partnership with the Laconia Area Community Land Trust,offsite Granite United Way,offsite and the City of Laconia, NH,offsite cordially invites you to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's 2014 New England Community Development Advisory Council's Regional Convening.

The 2014 Regional Convening will include members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston leadership, the New England Community Development Advisory Council, New Hampshire's state & local governments, regional and community-based organizations, and private-sector partners. We will convene in Laconia, New Hampshire, for an interactive, cross–sector discussion that includes the following:

  • An economic update by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren;
  • A moderated discussion of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's research on post-industrial smaller cities and the potential for replication of the Federal Reserve's Working Cities Challenge in other New England communities; and
  • A presentation on NH's Universal Children's Savings Account model championed by state representative and education committee chairperson Mary Gile.  
  • Agenda
  • Registration

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Edward Engler (Mayor, City of Laconia)
9:10 a.m. Acknowledgements & Framing the Day
Richard Walker (Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
9:30 a.m. Economic Update pdf
Eric Rosengren (President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
10:00 a.m.

Post Industrial Cities Research/Lessons Learned & the Working Cities Challenge pdf

Moderator: Prabal Chakrabarti (Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

Respondents: Gary Groleau (New Hampshire Ball Bearings), Mark Primeau (Bank of New Hampshire), Ryan Robinson (Mainstay Technologies) & Justin Slattery (Belknap Economic Development Council)

Framing Questions:

  1. How important do you think that cross sector collaboration is important to the key goals of your organization or mission? Which of the Working Cities Challenge guiding principles resonate with your work? What is missing from our list?
  2. Where do you see cross-sector collaboration in New Hampshire (e.g., workforce development, healthcare, etc) and what opportunity is there to replicate these across the state, either in other geographies or other issue areas?
11:30 a.m.

New Hampshire Children's Savings Account Model Presentation pdf
New Hampshire State Representative Patricia Lovejoy (HB 1146 Legislative Study Committee Member)

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Networking

Registration

Registration is now closed.