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Fed Listens: Transitioning to the postpandemic economy in the Permian Basin

Odessa, Texas

Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

How are families, workers, businesses and communities navigating the post-pandemic economy? This community listening session on Thursday, April 20, explored experiences in the Permian Basin.

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

Our program featured Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman, Dallas Fed President Lorie K. Logan, Senior Vice President Alfreda B. Norman and local leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. They discussed economic conditions for lower-income communities in the Permian Basin, as well as education and workforce development efforts in the region. Separate panels focused on early childhood to high school education, career readiness, and business operations and outlook.

Agenda and speakers

2:00 p.m. Opening remarks
  Alfreda B. Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Lorie K. Logan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas | Read Lorie K. Logan's remarks
Michelle W. Bowman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors | Read Michelle W. Bowman's remarks
2:10 p.m. Community remarks and discussion

Panel 1—Early childhood to high school education

Panel 2—Career readiness

Panel 3—Business operations and outlook

3:45 p.m.

Closing remarks

4:00 p.m.


More information

For event and registration questions, contact Molly Hubbert-Doyle.