The economy of the metropolitan region was set back, at least temporarily, by superstorm Sandy, New York's top banker said Thursday.
Dudley pegged the size of the New York region's economy at $1.4 trillion.
He said some of the economic loss in specific areas would not be regained, though over the long term the region should bounce back.
"While the storm had many severe effects ... I do not expect the storm will derail the region's ongoing economic expansion," Dudley told about 200 students and alumni at Pace University in Manhattan.
In terms of Sandy, Dudley said "the damage and disruptions from the storm appear more extensive and longer-lasting than first anticipated."
He noted that every factory surveyed by the Fed for a regional index reported being impacted by Sandy, with 40 percent of them shutdown or crippled for five days.
"In a services-based economy, much activity cannot be shifted in time: restaurants, for instance, can't serve six meals a day to make up for lost business," he said.
Separately, Dudley singled out D'Addairo & Co., the East Farmingdale-based guitar string maker, as an example of a U.S. company successfully selling products around the globe.