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Press Release

Media Advisory: Cleveland Fed to host FedTalk presentation of regional economic conditions in 2020

FedTalk: 2020 Economic Outlook


  • Guhan Venkatu, Group Vice President for Regional Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Jack Kleinhenz, CEO and Chief Economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, Inc. and Chief Economist of the National Retail Federation
  • Jim Meil, Principal in Industry Analysis at ACT Research Co., LLC and former Chief Economist at Eaton

What: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host a FedTalk presentation of regional economic conditions going into 2020.

When: Monday, February 3, at 5:30 pm ET

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, East 6th St. and Superior Ave.; please use Superior Ave. entrance

Register: Media are invited to attend but must register in advance. Advance registration and a photo ID are required for admittance.

The program will include a macroeconomic view of the year ahead as well as a deeper dive into national business and consumer trends. Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions for panelists following the presentation. The program is free and open to the public, but advance Registration is required.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479