Tech, Tourism, and Training: Hearing Firsthand About Buffalo’s Evolving Economy
In October, New York Fed President John Williams traveled to Buffalo to hear from local stakeholders about economic conditions in western New York as the region emerges from the pandemic. During the two-day visit, he met with government officials, business leaders, higher education representatives, and nonprofit and community leaders. Here are key themes that emerged in these meetings and discussions.
Puerto Rico Regional Visit, Part 2: Ports of Call on the West Coast
In July, New York Fed President John Williams traveled to western Puerto Rico to meet with community development and small business leaders, higher education officials, and aerospace industry representatives. The visit to west coast capped off a two-day trip to the island, part of a broader effort by the New York Fed to gain a deeper understanding of regional economic conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Second District. In the second part of this two-part series, we discuss what we learned on our visit.
Puerto Rico Regional Visit, Part 1: On the Ground in Metro San Juan
In July, New York Fed President John Williams traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with local nonprofit and community leaders, government officials, and business and higher education representatives, with the aim of understanding economic conditions as the island emerges from the pandemic and continues on the road to recovery from major hurricanes. In this two-part series, we will share what we learned on our visit. Today’s post centers on takeaways from engagements in the San Juan metropolitan area, and tomorrow’s post will focus on the island’s west coast.
Key Takeaways from President Williams’s Speech on the Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Puerto Rico
On Friday, July 8, New York Fed President John Williams spoke about inflation, the economic outlook, monetary policy, and Puerto Rico’s economy at the University of Puerto Rico — Mayagüez campus.