Broad-based, diverse coalitions are formed in 17 markets nationwide. The AEI coalitions include: financial institutions, community-based organizations, researchers, employers, faith-based organizations, state and local governmental agencies, federal bank regulators, and bank trade associations
Community Affairs staff in the FDIC's eight regional and area offices are continuing to identify local partners, convening meetings in each of the markets, and facilitating an open discussion of local financial service needs. Each independent regional coalition has formed Working Groups to identify barriers and opportunities, and develop products and marketing strategies to reach the underserved populations identified.
Information on each Regional AEI initiative follows: