Partner Event: Building Healthier Economies with CDFIs

Sep 25, 2017

September 25, 2017
2-5 p.m. EDT.
Newseum in Washington, D.C.


The Urban Institute, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, invites you to a convening of community development financial institution (CDFI) leaders and policymakers to highlight the role CDFIs play nationally in creating equity and restarting economic growth. How can and do CDFIs build and enhance opportunity for all in both high-growth economies and resurging rural communities? We will explore the experience and perspectives of CDFIs themselves, and of national and state policymakers.

Sessions will include the following:
Creating Equity in High-Growth Economies
What are CDFIs doing to expand opportunity in places experiencing fast-paced development and investment? 
Restarting Economic Growth
How are CDFIs contributing to renewed investment in communities that are restarting economic growth?
The View from Congress and the States
What is the policy future for CDFIs? How do state leaders and Congress view the work of CDFIs?

Join policymakers, researchers, philanthropists, and practitioners from across the country to discuss the future of CDFIs in creating equity and restarting economic growth in our communities.

Featured speakers will include the following:
Congressman Scott R. Tipton (CO-03)
Colleen Briggs, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Grace Fricks, President and CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Calvin Holmes, President, Chicago Community Loan Fund
Kipp Kranbuhl, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development, and Housing Policy, US Treasury
Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association
Mary Landrieu, former US Senator (D-LA)
Noel Poyo, Executive Director, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
Kevin Smith, President and CEO, Community Ventures
Brett Theodos, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute

Registration and refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Stay tuned for the agenda and additional speaker information. For inquiries regarding this event, please contact

Support for this event is provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to