Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Economic Forecast Breakfast Returns

The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are hosting the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event will include discussions on the economic forecast for the nation, state and region.

The conference will feature Dr. Roger Tutterow as the keynote speaker. Tutterow is 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, 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 breakfast is open to the public. The cost per person is $30, or $200 for a table of eight. For more information, call 678-839-6477 or e-mail Dr. David Boldt,

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