Wall Street, Indiana manufacturers, and Hoosier consumers all want to know when the Fed will raise interest rates, and a person who has a say in that decision will deliver remarks in Columbus, Indiana, during his keynote presentation at the Columbus Economic Development Board Annual Meeting, Monday, May 4, at 12:00 p.m.

Charles L. Evans is the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policymaking body.  President Evans will present his remarks before approximately 300 business and civic leaders attending the RSVP-required luncheon event.  Attendees will also hear about recent and planned activities of the Columbus Economic Development Board, the lead local economic development organization for Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana.


Annual Meeting of the Columbus Economic Development BoardIncluding Luncheon, Remarks, and after-event Press Conference/Media Scrum

Credentialed media representatives are invited to attend the remarks portion of the event free of charge.  For those wishing meal service, please contact us in advance at info@columbusin.org.


Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Jason Hester, Executive Director of the Columbus Economic Development Board

Tony Gambaiani, 2015 Chair of the Columbus Economic Development Board


Monday, May 4, 2015 (Paid Ticket and/or Media Credentials Required)

11:15 a.m. – Registration opens

11:30 a.m. – Lunch is served

Media representatives are asked to check-in and be in place before 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks & Columbus EDB Presentation

12:25 p.m. – Keynote Presentation by Mr. Evans (Estimated start time)

1:05 p.m. – Media Scrum / Press Conference


The Commons in downtown Columbus, Indiana300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47201

 Reserved TV/Media News Truck parking may be available – Please call or email to confirm


Hear progress and plans regarding economic development activities for Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana, then glean from the insights of Chicago Fed President Charles Evans during his keynote address.

For more information, contact Jason Hester or Allie Parkhurst at 812-378-7300 or info@columbusin.org.