March 3, 2011 – Economic Conditions in Upstate NY, Richard Deitz

Richard Deitz, Regional Economics Officer and senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Deitz provides economic analysis of upstate New York for the Federal Reserve System, and often consults with state and local governments on regional economic issues. He also resides on the Board of Directors for the New York State Economics Association, where he served as president, and is past president of the Regional New York Center for Financial Training. He is often quoted in newspapers on both the regional and national levels, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television.

“Economic Conditions in Upstate NY”

Room 611 at TC3 Tioga Place, The Commons, Ithaca, NY

Presenter - Richard Deitz (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Attendees - Christian Harris (New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics), Diane Bradac (Tompkins County), Doug Boyce (Binghamton University), Glenda V Roberts (Business & Community Services, SUNY Delhi), Harold Baylor (Tompkins County), Heather Filiberto (Tompkins County Area Development),  John Gutenberger (Cornell University),  Larry Truillo (Broome Community College), Martha Hubbard (, Merry Harris (Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC), Mike Talarski  (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Paul Miller (Empire State College), Rachael Stern (Ithaca Journal), Robin Eccleston (Stafkings), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Susan Greener (, Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Timothy Grippen (New York State Department of Labor (DOL).


  • T. Kowalik opened the meeting, welcomed participants, and reminded everyone of the meeting scheduled for next month in Elmira and hosted by Corning Community College. He also announced that SUNY BEST members may now register for the monthly meetings from a link on the SUNY BEST website:
  • Participants introduced themselves and the organizations they represented.
  • Richard Deitz, Regional Economics Officer and senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave a presentation titled, Conditions and Prospects for the Upstate Economy. His presentation generated many questions and much discussion based on the fiscal and economic environment for state and local governments in New York.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Corning Community College Academic and Workforce Development Center, 318 Madison Ave Elmira, NY