Media Advisory

New York Fed President Williams to Visit Buffalo and Niagara Falls on September 5-6

Updated on August 28, 2018 to reflect changes in timing for scheduled events on Wednesday, September 5
August 22, 2018

NEW YORK—Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will visit Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York, on September 5 and 6 to meet with leaders in business, community development, education, and government.

On Wednesday, September 5, President Williams will tour Buffalo with members of the Partnership for the Public Good, a local community organization. He also will meet with officials from Niagara Falls to discuss the local economy, before visiting Niagara Falls State Park for a first-hand look at recent infrastructure investments.

Later in the day, President Williams will meet with the leadership of the Seneca Nation to discuss the local economy and economic development. He will then visit HarborCenter, a sports and entertainment complex in Buffalo's Canalside historic district. The day will conclude with a meeting with leaders from the area's business community, including representatives of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

On Thursday, September 6, President Williams will join members of Employ Buffalo Niagara and the Racial Equity Roundtable for a breakfast meeting focused on workforce development and the promotion of shared prosperity in the region. After that, he will meet with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown at the Northland Workforce Training Center, a public-private partnership focused on growing and enhancing the local labor pool.

Later that morning President Williams will visit the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where he will sit down with Paul Tesluk, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, for a fireside chat focused on the regional and national economy and the New York Fed's outreach efforts. His final meeting of the day will be with members of the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition to discuss efforts to promote equitable growth in the region.

This trip, which serves to inform President Williams on regional issues, is part of the New York Fed's ongoing effort to assess economic conditions in the Federal Reserve's Second District.

Open press events:

City of Buffalo Tour
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter
95 Main St.
Buffalo, New York 14203

Text and Q&A are not expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Brian Manning at the New York Fed: brian.manning@ny.frb.org. Note that space for this engagement is limited.

Tour of Niagara Falls State Park
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Niagara Falls State Park Visitors Center
332 Prospect St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Text and Q&A are not expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Brian Manning at the New York Fed: brian.manning@ny.frb.org.

HarborCenter Site Visit
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Location: HarborCenter
95 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

Text and Q&A are not expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Brian Manning at the New York Fed: brian.manning@ny.frb.org.

University at Buffalo Fireside Chat (at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus)
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Location: UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Levy Conference Room, room 6201, 6th floor
955 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203

Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. This event will be livestreamed. Note that President Williams is expected to be available for a brief on-the-record discussion with journalists at the conclusion of the program. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Brian Manning at the New York Fed: brian.manning@ny.frb.org.

Contact
Brian Manning
(212) 720-6143
brian.manning@ny.frb.org