COVID-19 Economic Impact and Outlook

COVID-19 Economic Impact and Outlook

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 10:00 - 11:15 AM

Join us for a briefing designed to provide insight into the economic impacts of COVID-19 including employment trends and disparate effects across race and geography.

Higher density metro areas have been hardest hit, although there are some pockets of rural areas that are affected by Covid-19 as well. People of color are disproportionately in low-wage jobs and especially vulnerable to the pandemic’s economic impacts. Our speakers are tracking and researching the extent of these impacts, how the pandemic is affecting low-wage workers, their households and communities, and how these effects play out in the overall economy.

We’ll hear preliminary economic projections mid- and longer-term and hopefully gain some insights into the role philanthropy might play in recovery; and some resources to guide further learning on this topic.

Our speakers will be:

  • Michael B. Kelly, Executive Director, Baltimore Metropolitan Council; and
  • Alex Marré, Regional Economist, Regional and Community Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond-Baltimore