Chairman Himes to Hold Select Committee Hearing on Targeted Policies to Expand Local Economic Opportunities for Underserved Communities

May 5, 2022
Media Advisory

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday May 11, 2022, at 12pm ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – Chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) – will host a hearing, “Bringing Prosperity to Left-Behind Communities: Using Targeted Place-based Development to Expand Economic Opportunity.” Select Committee Members and policy experts will have an opportunity to examine how wealth disparities in local economies have increased – including in rural towns, industrial centers and urban neighborhoods– and how targeted, place-based initiatives can restore local economies and bring jobs to economically vulnerable regions.

*Please RSVP here as space is limited.*


WHAT:

U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Growth Hearing
“Bringing Prosperity to Left-Behind Communities: Using Targeted Place-based Development to Expand Economic Opportunity”


WHERE:

2167 Rayburn House Office Building and livestreamed on the Select Committee’s YouTube channel


WHEN:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:00pm ET


WHO:

  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Dr. Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Co-Director, Upjohn Institute’s “Place-Based” Research Initiative 
  • Dr. Tracy Hadden Loh, Fellow, Brookings Metro, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking
  • Mr. Jay Williams, President and CEO of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, former Assistant Secretary of the US Economic Development Administration, former Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ms. Cheryal Hills, Executive Director of Region Five Development Commission, National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 


WATCH:

This hearing will be streamed live on the Select Committee’s YouTube channel


RSVP:

Email Eric Harris, Select Committee Communications Director, to RSVP or if you have any questions.
 

117th Congress