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Lubbock-area community listening session

Lubbock, Texas

Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in partnership with the Lubbock Area United Way and Texas Tech School of Banking

This event, part of the Dallas Fed’s 360° in 365 tour, explored economic issues facing the Lubbock area, contributing to our ongoing conversations with community partners throughout the diverse region we serve. As we work to support inclusive economic growth and opportunity, understanding the perspectives of a broad range of stakeholders is critical.

The program featured Dallas Fed President Lorie K. Logan, Senior Vice President Alfreda B. Norman and local leaders from the public, nonprofit and business sectors. They discussed economic issues faced by lower-income communities, showcasing organizations and initiatives working to tackle these issues. Three separate panel discussions focused on workforce development and educational attainment, affordable housing, and economic and small business development.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023
    2–4 p.m. CT


  • Texas Tech University
    Rawls College of Business
    703 Flint Ave.
    Lubbock, TX 79409


2:00 p.m. Opening remarks
  • Margaret L. Williams, Texas Tech University
  • Alfreda B. Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2:15 p.m. Overview of community issues in the Lubbock area
  • Amanda McAfee, Lubbock Area United Way
2:25 p.m. Community remarks and discussion
Moderated by Lorie K. Logan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Panel 1—Workforce development and educational attainment

  • Ben Alexander, South Plains College
  • Amy Baker, Lubbock Independent School District
  • Christy Colley, Workforce Solutions South Plains

Panel 2—Economic and small business development

  • Reggie Dial, East Lubbock Resident Owned Business Initiative
  • Jorge Quirino, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
  • Huey M. Lee, Texas Tech University Institute for Small Business

Panel 3—Affordable housing

  • Gloria Mendoza, Lubbock Housing Finance Corporation
  • Karen Murfee, City of Lubbock
  • Mike Chapman, Lubbock Housing Authority
3:55 p.m. Closing remarks
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
More information

For event and registration questions, contact Molly Hubbert-Doyle.