Samantha Evans

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Sam is a Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In this role, she fosters collaboration and conducts research and analysis on a variety of topics pertaining to workforce development and job quality. She currently serves on the Arkansas Community Development Society Board of Directors and sits on the University of Central Arkansas’s Community Development Institute’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Sam worked as a program officer with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and for the state of Arkansas working with local main street organizations.

Thought Leadership Project:

Sam co-wrote an article discussing capacity in rural communities and highlighting one paper on future trends in rural communities based a book she co-wrote, Investing in Rural Prosperity.

 You can find the article here: