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Webinar | The COVID State of the Minnesota Economy
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When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Zoom
Contact: Hadley Platek
(952) 928-4640

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Using recent surveys by the Minneapolis Fed, as well as new, real-time metrics of consumer and firm behavior, Ron Wirtz will discuss COVID’s impact on firms, workers and the economy as a whole in Minnesota. With the help of an interactive survey, Ron will also gauge the pandemic’s recent impact among attendees in terms of business activity, hiring demand, labor and wage trends reopening and other issues.

Ron Wirtz



Ron Wirtz
Regional Outreach Director

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Ron Wirtz is a Regional Outreach Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Ron’s primary responsibilities involve tracking current business conditions across the six-state Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, northwest Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana.

Ron tracks activity in employment and wages – which are central to the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate of promoting stable prices and maximum employment – along with construction, real estate, consumer spending and tourism. Ron is a central contributor to the Beige Book, which is a report of current business conditions published by the Federal Reserve System every six weeks. Ron’s work includes extensive outreach to business and community leaders, and he gives frequent speeches on Ninth District regional economies.

Previous to this position, Ron was the editor of the fedgazette, a regional business and economics journal published by the Minneapolis Fed. Here, he conducted in-depth research on such topics as labor markets and job growth, health care consolidation, the Bakken oil boom, income mobility, disability, public pensions, and many others.






EDAM members: $10
Non-members: $20

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