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Women's Bureau Region Two -- New York

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Region II Staff

Grace Protos, Regional Administrator,
Gillian Gutierrez, Program Analyst,
Susan Chittooran, Program Analyst,

Welcome to the Women's Bureau, Region II Web page. The headquarters for the Regional Office is in New York City. The region covers a territory of approximately 58,624 square miles and provides services to women living in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The region has diverse economies and social groups with very different needs. The Region is a combination of vast metropolitan areas, remote rural areas, villages and islands.

New Jersey is referred to as the Garden State, because of its lavish production of produce. It has a variety of industries which include pharmaceutical, education, petroleum and health-care. New Jersey and New York are key distribution centers for the Northeast.

New York is considered the Empire State. With a large population residing in the metropolitan area of New York City, it is home to the Wall Street financial district and headquarters to a number of Fortune 500 companies. The vibrant culture of the city includes performing and visual arts museums and a wide choice of entertainment. Thus, it is a major attraction for tourism. In contrast to the metropolitan area, upstate New York has vast agricultural resources in addition to other industries.

The beautiful Caribbean Islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are host to a major tourism industry. The important migration patterns into New York and New Jersey make the Islands an integral part of Region II.

Please take the opportunity to explore this Web page. As you click on each State or Island, you will find more specific statistical data on women.

We hope you will find this information helpful and visit often. For further information, please telephone the office.

Additional Resources

Region II Address and Phone Numbers

201 Varick Street
Room 602
New York, NY 10014-4811

Phone: (646) 264-3789
Fax: (646) 264-3794