MSU to host Minot Area Chamber EDC’s Town Hall with Neel Kashkari

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall will be the host site for the Minot Area Chamber EDC’s Town Hall with Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari.

“It is a terrific and unique privilege hosting the president of a Federal Reserve Bank, and we look forward to holding the town hall event at Minot State,” said Minot State President Steven Shirley. “We are grateful to President Kashkari for making the effort of seeing all the great things happening in and around Minot, and we are especially honored to have him on the MSU campus during his visit.”

The town hall is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The program will feature a dynamic audience question and answer with Kashkari, who is a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the body of the Federal Reserve System that sets national monetary policy, including interest rates.

The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank serves the six-state region of the Ninth Federal Reserve District: Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

“As a catalyst for regional economic development, we are grateful for a strategic partnership and relationship with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis,” said Brekka Kramer, Minot Area Chamber EDC President | CEO. “Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari works hard to pursue a growing economy and stable financial system that works for us all. It’s great to have him in North Dakota and visiting Minot to discuss key economic drivers for our region.”

Kashkari will give brief remarks, followed by a Q&A with the audience moderated by Brenda Foster, chairman, president, and CEO of First Western Bank & Trust in Minot.

“As a board member of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, I am pleased that President Kashkari is joining us in Minot to share what the Fed has experienced this year and discuss the state of our economy,” Foster said. “I look forward to the opportunity community members will have to hear from President Kashkari and encourage you to bring questions for discussion.”

Raised in Ohio, Kashkari earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In his role with the Minneapolis Fed, Kashkari represents a region that includes North Dakota. He will be in Minot learning about what drives the local economy, and he wants to hear from individuals about what’s working and what isn’t. Since taking over as president of the Minneapolis Fed in January 2016, he has spearheaded several initiatives, including releasing a plan to end the too big to fail problem and launching the Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute.

For more information, see the Minot Area Chamber EDC Facebook EVENT.

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Published: 10/02/23   

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