Judy Peterson, executive director of the Central Nebraska Economic Development District, says it’s a chance for rural Nebraskans to offer input on Federal Reserve policy.
“It’s not going to be them just talking to us and telling us how things are going to be,” Peterson says. “We will have an opportunity to share our views and what’s going on in our region so they can learn from us and take it back and put ideas from other regional banks together to affect policy changes.”
Peterson says there are a number of issues important to rural areas that will be discussed.
“Ag, of course, is going to be #1 but also just the economy for communities, small town business opportunities, entrepreneurships and of course housing is huge,” she says.
This forum is a first for the district. “We’ve never had it in our region before,” Peterson says. “This is a unique opportunity for us to have the Federal Reserve here in our central Nebraska area.”
The forum will be held from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Nebraska One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton