The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Maine Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Berlin Planning Department, Neighborworks Greater Manchester, Eastern Maine Development Corp., and the Greater Portland Council of Governments recently completed a series of Listening Events in New Hampshire and Maine. We will conclude with our Vermont event in February 2011.
The objectives of these meetings are to identify barriers experienced in developing "sustainable communities and equitable economies" in the Northern Tier of the District. Through this and future events the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and others will work towards "bridging the gap" between the New England District's rural and urban communities and their respective community development challenges.
Below you will find the Narrative Report from each meeting as well as information on our future event in Vermont.