PolicyMap at Community Development Research Conference

13ced_conference_cBuilding on our knowledge base of what community development practitioners, academics and lending institutions need from PolicyMap, we’re attending the Resilience & Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. We’re meeting up with many of our clients, and we’re making all kinds of new connections with practitioners interested in using our maps, tables, reports and our library site licenses.

Yesterday we heard about the impact of the financial crisis on low-income communities, and we learned about some small business lending data that we’re going to consider loading into PolicyMap. We also heard from our very own Ira Goldstein, who talked about the work that Policy and PolicyMap are doing around assessing the impact of HUD’s NSP program. Next up: a luncheon keynote from Chairman Ben Bernanke!