Media Advisory
New York Fed President William C. Dudley to Visit the Bronx
Monday, October 24, 2011
Visit to strengthen relationships with community and business leaders, and to discuss local economic environment and concerns

NEW YORK—William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will visit the Bronx on October 24 as part of the Bank’s continued outreach efforts in the region to strengthen ties with stakeholders of the Second Federal Reserve District.

During his visit, President Dudley will deliver two speeches about the economy, highlighting conditions in the region and his outlook for the U.S. He will also make several site visits to meet with local community and business leaders to learn more about conditions in the area and discuss a range of economic issues.

The following events are open to the media:

October 24, 2011
8:45 a.m. EDT      
Speech at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business
Subject: Regional & National Economic Outlook
Fordham University - Rose Hill Campus
Tognino Hall in the Duane Library
2853 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458

Text is expected and will be provided on embargo.  Q&A from the audience is also expected.  All press must RSVP for this event no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2011 by contacting Gina Vergel, Fordham University, at gvergel@fordham.edu or 646-579-9957

1:00 p.m. EDT
Speech before the Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Subject: Regional & National Economic Outlook
The New York Botanical Garden
Main Ballroom
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458

Text is expected (nearly identical to speech at Fordham).  Q&A from the audience is also expected.  All press must RSVP for this event no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2011 by contacting Gabby Rodriguez, Bronx Chamber Commerce, at 718- 828-3900 or gabrielle@bronxchamber.org

The one-day visit will also include the following closed-media events::

  • Site visit of Baldor Specialty Foods, a large produce importer and distributor
  • Tour and discussion of housing related issues in the borough
  • Dialogue and site visit at Aging in America, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies and home health services in neighborhoods of the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island

Federal Reserve Bank of New York contact:
Matthew Ward
(212) 720-6885 Direct
(347) 446-4187 Mobile
matthew.ward@ny.frb.org