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Exploring Anchor Reliance in Regions, Public Policy Supports and more at the 2024 Anchor Economy Conference, May 15–16 – Philadelphia Fed

May 15 - May 16

The Philadelphia Fed and the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) are cohosting the 2024 Anchor Economy Conference at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia, May 15–16, 2024.

This event brings together healthcare and higher education institution leaders, community development practitioners, researchers, experts, and others to share and discuss anchor strategies and best practices, as well as potential public policy supports, that can help advance anchor collaboratives nationally.

Click here to see the full agenda and register. Additional details on the location and room packages can also be found on the registration page.

Session topics include anchor collaborative efforts and goals, exploring public policy supports, and introducing the Anchor Collaborative Playbook.

Session Spotlight

Anchor Reliance in Regions: Research & Practice

  • Ron Daniels, Johns Hopkins University
  • Elinor Haider, Pew Charitable Trusts, moderator
  • Patrick T. Harker, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will present the latest findings from the Philadelphia Fed’s Anchor Economy Initiative examining anchor reliance in regions across the United States over time.

Harker will join Ron Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, to discuss the practical ways this research can help inform how anchor institutions support and strengthen the cities and communities they serve. Elinor Haider, senior director for Pew Charitable Trust’s Philadelphia Program, will moderate this session.

If you have questions, please reach out to Claire Brawdy at cbrawdy@anchornetwork.org.


The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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