MEC Hosts Conference on Greater Washington Economy

Posted: January 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

The School of Public Policy’s Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) hosts “Forecasting the Greater Washington Economy: 2001” on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. This ninth annual conference focusing on the area’s economy features a panel of researchers, strategic thinkers, and business leaders who will present an analysis of current economic trends and their impact on the region’s core industries.

Topics include the economic performance of the Washington area economy and the outlook for the area economy in 2001; an examination of the forces and trends shaping the economy in the next year; a forecast to 2005 for the metropolitan area and sub-state economies; and a look at what these trends mean for the region’s businesses and the technology economy. Public policy professor Stephen Fuller and Roger Stough, NOVA Endowed Professor of Public Policy and director of MEC, are among the speakers.

The conference, held in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room, is sponsored by County Executives of America, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, International Institute for Regional Development, Northern Virginia Business Roundtable, and Northern Virginia Technology Council.

For more information or to register, call Erika Spalding at (703) 277-7706 or visit the conference web site.

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