NEW YORK—Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley will travel to several neighborhoods throughout Queens to meet with small business owners and other business leaders, students, educators and community development advocates. The trip will deepen the New York Fed’s understanding of regional economic conditions in order to identify ways to further support the Second District.
President Dudley will begin his trip in Corona with a roundtable breakfast of small business owners convened by the Queens Economic Development Corporation. Roundtable participants represent a breadth of sectors – including manufacturing, construction, medical technology and legal services – and will share their diverse views about the challenges and opportunities facing the local business community. Next, President Dudley will travel to Jamaica for a fireside chat at York College of The City University of New York, with York College’s President Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Panayiotis Meleties, and Professors Olajide Oladipo and Wayne Forrester from Business and Economics Department.
In the afternoon, President Dudley will head to Flushing to meet with members of the Asian Americans for Equality to discuss the organization’s community development activities throughout Queens with a particular focus on its work in Flushing and Far Rockaway. Afterwards, President Dudley will travel to Long Island City to speak with LaGuardia Community College leadership about important workforce development efforts to equip workers with the skills necessary to compete in the evolving job market.
The trip will conclude with a visit to JetBlue, which is headquartered in Queens and is one of the borough’s largest employers. President Dudley will tour the facility and hear from senior leadership about the airline’s work streams and its role in the local economy.
Open press event:
Fireside Chat at York College with Business and Economics Students
Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: York College - CUNY, Faculty/ Cardinal Dining Room, AC-2D01
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11451
Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. Press may register by contacting Betsy Bourassa at Betsy.Bourassa@ny.frb.org.