Media Advisory

New York Fed President Williams to Visit the Hudson Valley and Albany on July 10-11

June 24, 2019

Updated on July 9 to note open press event in Newburgh on July 10.

Updated on July 3 with additional details, including adjusting the name of the first open press event, and noting that the final stop on July 10 will be to MX Morningstar Farm.

NEW YORK—Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will visit the Hudson Valley region and Albany, New York, on July 10 and 11 to meet with leaders in business, community development, education, and government.

On Wednesday, July 10, President Williams will tour Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, a commercial enterprise that uses an “open hiring” employment model. He will then head to Newburgh to discuss local community development efforts at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a policy and research organization that aims to promote sustainable growth in the Hudson Valley.

The next stop will be a lunch meeting in Poughkeepsie with CEOs from advanced manufacturing firms. From there, President Williams will travel to Kingston, where he will take part in discussions about equitable growth and regional economic development with local elected officials, community leaders, and the Hudson Valley Community Foundation.

The final stop of the day will be MX Morningstar Farm in Hudson, for a discussion of the local agricultural sector and farm-to-table movement.

On Thursday, July 11, President Williams will visit SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany to learn about nanoscale engineering and effective partnerships with local industries. He also will meet with the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to hear about community revitalization and small business development efforts in the Albany area.

President Williams will then participate in a roundtable luncheon with the Capital Region Economic Development Council. He will conclude the day with remarks on the regional economy at the University at Albany—SUNY.

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

Open Press Events:

Regional and Local Community Development Discussion
Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 10:40 a.m. EDT
Location: Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
3 Washington Center, Newburgh, NY

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.

Stages of Small Business Development Interactive Discussion
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 11:10 a.m. EDT
Location: Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
255 Orange Street, Albany, NY

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 may be limited.

Keynote Address
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: University at Albany—SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

Text and audience Q&A are expected. Media availability is 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.

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