The annual Economic Forecast event features expert speakers that provide local and regional economic predictions for the coming year. This year's event features:
Higher Education Driving Regional Economic Development - University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson and Oregon State University President Dr. Edward Ray will co-keynote Economic Forecast 2013 outlining the economic development roles of their respective institutions including plans for a regional business accelerator.
Assessing Eugene’s Business Climate - The strength of a community’s business climate is directly connected to local business success and effective economic development efforts. The Eugene Area Chamber, in partnership with the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) will unveil the results of the first comprehensive analysis of our local business climate in over a decade.
The Register-Guard Panel of Economists - Oregon's leading economists analyze trends and help anticipate the economic year ahead in a fast paced, interactive, entertaining panel presentation featuring: Bill Conerly, Conerly Consulting; Tom Potiowsky, Former State Economist and Professor of Economics at Portland State University; Ed Whitelaw, Founder and President of ECONorthwest/Professor of Economics, University of Oregon and Brian Rooney, Regional Economist at the Oregon Employment Department.