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Speaker Line Up for 2012 Economic Outlook Forum Announced

Wall Street Journal Economist to Keynote Economic Outlook Forum

 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, February 28

Holiday Inn of Fargo; 3803 13th Avenue South



Stephen Moore, The Wall Street Journal

Robert Benson, North American Coal Corporation

Peter Christianson, Titan Machinery

Dean Bresciani, North Dakota State University

 Fargo Moorhead, ND/MN (January 26, 2012) – Stephen Moore, lead economist for The Wall Street Journal and author of “How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia,” will keynote the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber’s Economic Outlook Forum on February 28.

The Chamber hosts the Economic Outlook Forum to bring together national experts and local leaders to discuss global economic trends and examine the regional landscape and factors that will keep the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area competitive.

Moore will be joined by a panel of business and industry leaders, including:

  • Robert Benson, president and CEO of the North American Coal Corporation
  • Peter Christianson, president and chief operating officer of Titan Machinery
  • Dean Bresciani, president of North Dakota State University

Benson will discuss the local impact of the energy industry and the economic opportunities it presents. The North American Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc., mines and markets lignite coal primarily as fuel for power generation and provides selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. 

Christianson will share an agricultural perspective of the region’s economic outlook. Titan Machinery represents a diversified mix of agricultural, construction, and consumer products dealerships located in the upper Midwest. 

Bresciani will give his perspective on higher education institutions as economic engines. Bresciani will share how higher education can feed positive perceptions of our region, broaden our economic base and attract and retain young people. Bresciani has a Ph.D. in Higher Education-Finance with a doctoral minor in economics.

Tickets for the Economic Outlook Forum are $35 for pre-registered Chamber members and $45 at the door. General admission tickets are $50. Reserve your seat at FMWFChamber.com or call 218.233.1100.

Media is invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Adrienne Olson at 218.359.0527 or aolson@fmwfchamber.com for more information.

About The Chamber

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,000 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 80,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.

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