Every Zip Code Has a Story: San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Debuts New Podcast

June 21, 2019

Zip Code Economies podcast shares unique and diverse stories from micro-economies within the Twelfth District

San Francisco, California — The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is launching a new podcast, Zip Code Economies, hosted by the Bank’s President and CEO, Mary C. Daly. The weekly podcast series uncovers stories of hope in unlikely places and puts a human face on micro-economies within the nine Western states of the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District.

“At a time when society seems more divided than ever, Zip Code Economies explores how individuals and institutions are building bridges at the community level,” said Mary C. Daly, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. “In Zip Code Economies, we are sharing stories about people, economies, and how the values we share can create a better tomorrow.”

By elevating stories about what’s working at the micro-level, Zip Code Economies invites listeners to consider how these lessons learned could be applied at the macro-level, in the Twelfth District and beyond.

“The mission of the Federal Reserve is to promote a healthy and stable economy for all Americans,” explained President Daly. “Zip Code Economies provides a forum for people to share their own stories about how they are experiencing our economy. That’s valuable information for those of us working in public service.”

Season one of Zip Code Economies features stories from five different communities within the Twelfth District. The series kicks off in Firebaugh, California, where a rural community is supporting its residents and building opportunity for the next generation. Upcoming episodes will explore the communities of Salt Lake City, Utah; East Palo Alto, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and San Diego, California.

Today, the Bank is releasing the first two episodes of the ten-part season. Launch dates for the upcoming episodes are listed below:

Location Episode(s) Launch Dates
Firebaugh, CA 1 & 2 Friday, June 21, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT 3 Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT 4 Tuesday, July 2, 2019
East Palo Alto, CA 5 Tuesday, July 9, 2019
East Palo Alto, CA 6 Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Honolulu, HI 7 Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Honolulu, HI 8 Tuesday, August 13, 2019
San Diego, CA 9 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
San Diego, CA 10 Tuesday, August 27, 2019

To listen and subscribe to the podcast, visit zipcodeeconomies.org or look for Zip Code Economies on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and wherever you stream your podcasts.


Tom Flannigan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-2553


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