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Ronald A. Wirtz

Director, Regional Outreach

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Ron Wirtz is a regional outreach director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Ron’s primary responsibilities involve tracking construction and real estate markets, along with trends in employment, wages and prices in the Ninth District—an area that covers Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana and portions of Wisconsin and Michigan. Prior to that, Ron was long-time editor of the fedgazette, the Bank’s regional business and economics publication, where he conducted research on such topics as employment trends, health care pricing and consolidation, housing, entrepreneurship, public pensions, income mobility, the Bakken oil boom and other topics. Ron has degrees from Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

Eau Claire: Golden Triangle regaining its luster
May 2017 - fedgazette

Things are looking up in the U.P.
April 2017 - fedgazette

La Crosse picks up the pace
February 2017 - fedgazette

Firms optimistic about employment, less optimistic about workers
July 2016 - fedgazette

District spotlight: Mankato finds its big-city legs
May 2016 - fedgazette

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