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Ronald A. Wirtz

Director, Regional Outreach

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Ron Wirtz is a regional outreach director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Ron’s primary responsibilities involve tracking current business conditions, with a focus on employment and wages, along with sector-tracking in construction, real estate, consumer spending and tourism. In this role, Ron networks with local businesses in a six-state region, both in person and via various communication channels, and gathers other traditional and nontraditional sources of information to assess current business activity. Ron also gives customized speeches on regional economic activity, and handles advance planning for regular outreach trips to Ninth District communities by Bank President Neel Kashkari. Prior to this role, Ron was the long-time editor of the fedgazette, the Bank’s regional business and economics publication, where he conducted research on such topics as employment trends, health care pricing and consolidation, housing, entrepreneurship, public pensions, income mobility, the Bakken oil boom and other topics.

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Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

District saw small increase in tourists, but they came with wallets
May 2018 - Ninth Dispatch Blog

The Bakken oil region showing strong signs of growth
May 2018 - Ninth Dispatch Blog

Latest Beige Book sees growth, with some concerns over tariffs
April 2018 - Ninth Dispatch Blog

Here comes spring … and the search for labor
April 2018 - Ninth Dispatch Blog

Looking ahead for the Twin Ports
April 2018 - fedgazette

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Minneapolis, MN 55401