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RMAFP: Economic & Business Development Update

January 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Federal Reserve Bank Branch- Downtown Denver
1020 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

RMAFP: Economic & Business Development Update 

Date:                           Tuesday, January  16th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:                     Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City- Denver Branch (1020 16th Street)
Topic(s):                     Economic Update(s)
Event Format:             Luncheon & Presentation  with 2nd Optional Session


12 - 12:30 PM             Arrival, Check In & Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 PM        Lunch + RMAFP Opening Remarks
12:45 - 1:45 PM          Session One Allison Felix- Fed Economic Update
1:45 – 2:00 PM           Break
2:00 – 3:00 PM           Session Two J.J. Ament- Metro Denver Economic Briefing


Session One: Fed Economic Update
The speech will give an overview and outlook for the national and regional economy along with specific indicators for both Colorado and the U.S.

This presentation will give an overview for the national and regional economy, along with specific indicators for Colorado and the United States. Key economic indicators include: monetary policy, employment, housing, inflation, GDP, energy, agriculture and banking.

Alison Felix
Assistant Vice President and Denver Branch Executive

Alison Felix is assistant vice president and Denver Branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She serves as the Bank’s regional economist in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. She also works closely with the Branch’s board of directors.

Prior to being named Denver Branch executive, Ms. Felix served as a senior economist in the Regional Affairs Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. She also holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Kansas State University.


Session Two: Metro Denver Economic Briefing  
Join Metro Denver EDC CEO J. J. Ament for a briefing on the latest news and trends of the metro Denver economy, especially as they relate to the growing financial services industry and the national competition for Amazon’s HQ2 location. The Metro Denver EDC is Colorado’s largest private sector economic development organization serving communities in the nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region.

J. J. Ament
Chief Executive Officer, 
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

J. J. Ament is the Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. With experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, J. J. brings a unique combination of expertise to the role. In his career, J. J. has worked in business and investment banking including financial transactions for the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Denver Public Schools, Denver International Airport, and several states across the U.S. Since 2011, J. J. was a member of the Colorado Economic Development Commission, where he weighed in on state economic development incentives, grants, and tax credits. His appointment as chair of the Commission in 2016 reinforced his ability to collaborate with every corner of the state. J. J. holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder; and a Series 7/ Series 53/Series 63/Series 79 from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). 



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