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.
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.