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Fed Listens: Pandemic Recovery in Austin Communities

February 22, 2022 Virtual

Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas hosted a virtual community listening session to explore how workers, businesses and communities in the Austin area are navigating the economic recovery from COVID-19.

This Fed Listens event, part of a series of discussions held nationwide, contributed to the Dallas Fed’s ongoing conversation with community partners throughout the diverse region we serve. As the Federal Reserve works to support an inclusive economic recovery, understanding the perspectives of a broad range of stakeholders is critical.

Dallas Fed Interim President Meredith Black and Senior Vice President Alfreda B. Norman, along with local leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, discussed economic conditions for lower-income communities in Austin and statewide. Separate panels focused on the labor market and workforce development, employers and business operations, and policy considerations.

Agenda and Speakers:

2:00 p.m.

Welcome
Alfreda B. Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Meredith Black, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2:10 p.m.

Community Remarks and Discussion

3:40 p.m.

Audience Q&A
Meredith Black and Alfreda B. Norman

3:55 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

For More Information

For event and registration questions, contact Molly Hubbert-Doyle or Jane Santa Cruz.