Press Conference on the Flushing Snapshot Report

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Press Conference on the Flushing Economic Snapshot Report

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Comptroller DiNapoli will hold a socially distanced press conference to discuss his report on the economic health of the greater Flushing area in Queens, NY. He will be joined by local elected officials and stakeholders, and will take questions from members of the press afterward.

The live stream of the conference has ended, but the replay of the event is available below. Select the play icon to start. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for photos from the event.




About the Report

The greater Flushing area saw two decades of strong employment and small business growth pre-pandemic, making it one of the fastest growing local economies in NYC. Tragically the pandemic hit the region particularly hard, stalling economic progress and exacerbated long-standing issues such as significant rent burdens, poverty, and public transportation reliability.

An unprecedented year and a half later, Flushing is seeing signs of strong recovery, on both a public health and economic level in part due to targeted federal relief programs and high vaccination rates.