Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Economic Forecast Breakfast

The Economic Forecast Breakfast, presented by the Department of Economics, Richards College of Business, and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Tuesday, November 1, from 7:30 AM to 9 AM in the Campus Center Ballroom. The conference is held annually and discusses the economic forecast for the United States, state of Georgia, and West Georgia region.

The conference will feature Dr. Roger Tutterow as the keynote speaker. Tutterow is currently a professor at Mercer University, and has held both faculty and administrative appointments at various universities. In addition to his academic work, he has served as a consultant for smaller businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. His analysis has been featured in several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New York Times, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Also speaking at the conference will be Dr. William "Joey" Smith, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of West Georgia. Formerly, Dr. Smith was a research associate at the Fiscal Research Center at Georgia State University. He specialized in the study of growth patterns of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and in the empirical analysis of state tax policies.

The conference is open to business owners in the West Georgia Region, educators, government officials, and the general public. The cost per person is $30, or $200 for a table of 8. For more information, call 678-839-6477 or e-mail Dr. David Boldt, dboldt@westga.edu.

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