Chairman Himes to Hold Select Committee Hearing on Targeted Policies to Expand Local Economic Opportunities for Underserved Communities
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.*
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”
2167 Rayburn House Office Building and livestreamed on the Select Committee’s YouTube channel.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:00pm ET
- 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)
This hearing will be streamed live on the Select Committee’s YouTube channel.
Email Eric Harris, Select Committee Communications Director, to RSVP or if you have any questions.