Media Advisory

New York Fed President John Williams to Visit Long Island on February 28

February 16, 2024

NEW YORK—On Wednesday, February 28, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will travel to Long Island to meet with leaders in government, business, education, and community development.

The first engagement on this daylong regional visit will be in Farmingdale, where President Williams will meet with officials from the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning to hear about current and prospective economic conditions. He will then visit D’Addario & Co., a Long Island-based maker of guitar strings and musical instrument accessories, to learn about the company’s global business operations and manufacturing processes.

Later, President Williams will head to Nassau County, where he will hear from Long Island business leaders about operations and business conditions in the post-pandemic economy. He also will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion covering the economic outlook and monetary policy.

Next, President Williams will visit Hofstra University, where he will tour the new Science and Innovation Center and hear from university leadership about new initiatives and longer-term plans. The day will conclude with a community development roundtable discussion focused on issues facing low- and moderate-income populations on Long Island.

These meetings serve to inform President Williams on regional issues and are part of the New York Fed’s ongoing efforts to assess economic conditions across the Federal Reserve’s Second District.

Open Press Event:

LIA Regional Economic Briefing
Organizer: Long Island Association
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 12:45 PM EST
Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530

Text and moderated Q&A are expected. This event is open to media in person and via livestream. Members of the press who wish to register must contact Stacey Sikes at For more information, see the event page. In-person media availability will follow for reporters in attendance; reporters who wish to join the media availability must register in advance by contacting Brian Manning at the New York Fed:

Brian Manning
(212) 720-6143
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