Around the District: Seattle, Washington
In Washington and across the 12th District, Latinos are a vital part of our economy. Their economic contributions are enormous, wide-ranging, and growing rapidly. That’s why it was my great pleasure to welcome members of the Seattle Latino Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Seattle branch.
During our visit, I had the opportunity to introduce the chamber’s members to the Federal Reserve’s work to promote a healthy, sustainable, and inclusive economy for all. I also learned about the unique conditions facing Latino businesses in the Seattle region and throughout the state.
Finally, we enjoyed a presentation by Peter Tomozawa, CEO of SeattleFWC26, the local organizing group bringing the 2026 World Cup to Seattle. Peter shared how small businesses can take advantage of the heightened attention and the influx of fans and tourists the World Cup, one of the globe’s most popular sporting events, will bring to Seattle.
I’d like to thank Marcos Wanless, President of the Seattle Latino Chamber, and the rest of the chamber’s members for their interest in the SF Fed. I’m looking forward to expanding our relationship, and I hope there are more such visits and insightful conversations in the future.
I’m also grateful to Peter for the informative presentation. After hearing him, I’m already getting excited for the World Cup!
Darlene Wilczynski is vice president and regional executive of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
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The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.