Economic Impact of AAPI Business Owners

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Join UPSAACC and Wells Fargo for a discussion of economic data trends as they relate to Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses. Learn about the potential for AAPI business owners to make economic impact.


Charlie Dougherty
Director, Senior Economist Wells Fargo

Charlie Dougherty

Director, Senior Economist
Wells Fargo

Charles Dougherty is a director and senior economist with Wells Fargo's Corporate and Investment Bank. Based in New York City, he provides analysis on the U.S. economy as well as commercial real estate, housing, construction, and regional sectors of the economy. He regularly produces special commentary, writes indicator reports and contributes to the company's Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary. His commentary on the U.S. economy has been featured in various regional and national media publications, including the CBS Evening News, Bloomberg, National Public Radio and The Washington Post.

Before joining Wells Fargo in 2017, Charlie worked as a regional economist and consultant for IHS Markit and more recently for CertainTeed, one of the largest building product manufacturers in North America.

Charlie holds a B.A. and B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics, Philadelphia Council of Business Economics and Charlotte Economics Club.

Susan Au Allen

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