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Regional Economic Conditions: Tourism and Hospitality

September 22, 2023 | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. CT
Virtual video event

Regional Economic Conditions: Tourism and Hospitality
Side-by-side image of cyclists on a trail on the left and Ron Wirtz on the right

How was the summer busy season for Minnesota’s hospitality and tourism businesses, and how do they feel about future business?

The summer tourism season is wrapping up. How did Minnesota’s tourism and hospitality businesses fare this year?

The Minneapolis Fed, Hospitality Minnesota, and Explore Minnesota Tourism partner on a quarterly survey to gauge current economic activity and the near-term outlook of Minnesota’s hospitality and tourism businesses.

Join Regional Outreach Director Ron Wirtz for a free webinar discussing results from our mid-August survey to learn how the tourism and hospitality sector fared this summer. Ron will also be joined by Gretchen Nussbaum (Explore Minnesota Tourism) and Angie Whitcomb (Hospitality Minnesota) for an extended Q&A session to dig more deeply into survey findings, including how conditions compare across the state and among different types of businesses in this sector.

Event Details

Virtual video event

Event Agenda

Friday, September 22, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. CT Welcome and introduction
Ron Wirtz, Regional Outreach Director, Minneapolis Fed
9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. CT Survey results
9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CT Moderated Q&A with panelists
  • Gretchen Nussbaum, Research Analyst, Explore Minnesota Tourism
  • Angie Whitcomb, CEO and President, Hospitality Minnesota
9:45 a.m. CT Webinar concludes


Presenter Information

Gretchen Nussbaum

Gretchen Nussbaum Research Analyst
Explore Minnesota Tourism

Angie Whitcomb

Angie Whitcomb CEO and President
Hospitality Minnesota

Ron Wirtz

Ron Wirtz Regional Outreach Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis