Conference Forecasts Greater Washington Economy

Posted: January 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

The Center for Regional Analysis hosts “Forecasting the Greater Washington Economy: 2003” tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. The 11th annual conference features a panel of business leaders, researchers, and strategic thinkers offering analysis of current economic trends and their impact on the region’s core industries.

Sessions focus on:

  • the national economy, including current status, job growth, consumer spending, business investment, and the outlook for 2003;

  • the regional economy, including a review of the area’s economic performance since Sept. 11, 2001, and an income and employment forecast for 2003-05; and

  • the regional technology sector, including a review of 2002 performance and the factors driving the sector’s recovery in 2003.

Speakers are Manuel Johnson, chairman and CEO of Johnson Smick International, Inc.; Stephen Fuller, public policy professor and director of the Center for Regional Analysis; and Roger Stough, associate dean of the School of Public Policy and director of the Mason Enterprise Center.

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

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