Continuing his outreach through the Ninth Federal Reserve District, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari will visit Aberdeen, S.D., on Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12, to learn more about the region’s economy from area business owners, civic leaders, and residents.
“Aberdeen is central to South Dakota’s agricultural economy, and I’m eager to know how the community is responding to recent economic challenges,” said Kashkari. “As the Fed sets monetary policy for the nation, it’s helpful for me to hear from people across the region and to listen closely to their concerns and their successes.”
Kashkari will begin his visit on Thursday afternoon, July 11, with a discussion about housing in Aberdeen, followed by a roundtable with area business leaders. That afternoon at 4 p.m. CT, Kashkari will hold a free, public town hall on the economy and monetary policy at K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library. Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gail Ochs will give opening remarks.
To register for this free, public town hall, go to: https://frbminneapolis.cvent.com/Aberdeen2019.
The following morning, Friday, July 12, Kashkari will tour the AgP soybean processing plant and meet with area agricultural industry professionals.
Kashkari has been president of the Minneapolis Fed since January 2016. He regularly visits local communities in the six states that make up the Minneapolis Fed’s Ninth District.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.