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The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has a new address: 1050 First Street, NE, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20002.

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Public Banking in the District

The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking is conducting a feasibility study on the establishment of a public bank in the District of Columbia. As part of its study, the Department will be convening a number of Focus Groups to discuss various issues related to establishing a public bank. If you have relevant experience and are interested in the possibility of being part of a focus group, please send an email to [email protected] by July 31, 2018 and provide your name and contact information and the name of the focus group(s) on which you would like to serve.

Focus Groups

The Focus Groups to be convened are as follows:

1. Public Banking Community

2. District Government Fiscal Policy

3. Cash Management and Investment Functions

4. Banking and Investment Community, and Support of Community Banks and Credit Unions

5. Business and Economic Development

6. Affordable Housing

7. Small Business

8. Public Bank Structure, Mission and Governance

9. Student Loan Financing and Refinancing

10. Consumer Issues

11. Capitalization and Costs (Start-up and Operational)

12. Legal Issues (Requirements and Constraints)

13. Public Infrastructure Financing

14. Environmental/Sustainability Financing

15. Nonprofit Community



Public Meeting Materials

For more information about the public meeting series, contact DISB’s Communications Office at [email protected] or call (202) 442-7761.