Thursday, February 21 | 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center
1635 42nd Street South, Fargo
The Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Forum is an opportunity to discuss global economic trends and examine the local landscape and factors that will keep us competitive in the future. Join emcee Chris Berg, host of 630 Point of View on Valley News Live, as he moderates a discussion of our economic outlook and regional trends.
This year’s event will feature a keynote by Terry L. Fitzgerald, senior economist and vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in the Policy Group. Fitzgerald has more than 20 years of experience with the Federal Reserve. He conducts research on the national economy, analyzing current policy issues and advising the bank president and board of directors on economic policy and conditions. His work has appeared in professional journals and in publications of the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Cleveland and Minneapolis. Learn more.
The 2013 Economic Outlook Forum will also feature results from our Business Outlook Survey, presented by Dan Staller, Fargo market president for Starion Financial. Find out what community business leaders are saying about 2012 actual performance and 2013 predicted performance on eight key economic indicators:
- Domestic and international sales
- Domestic and international competition
- Technology changes
- State and federal government regulations
- Operating costs
- Staffing issues
- Gas prices
- Housing marketing
What do these economic indicators mean for our communities? Hear from Jim Gartin, president at the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, on the state of our local economy and future implications. Gartin has more than 40 years of experience in economic development and commercial real estate, as well as extensive experience in business development, operations and financial analysis.
Cost to attend (includes breakfast) is $35 for pre-registered Chamber members, $45 for Chamber member walk-ins and $50 for general admission. Registration is required.
"This economy is poised for ferocious growth and a state like North Dakota is going to lead the way."
Stephen Moore, senior economist for The Wall Street Journal
2012 Economic Outlook Forum keynote speaker
Reservations and Cancellations
Reservations, cancellations and refunds are accepted until noon one week prior to an event or meeting unless otherwise noted in promotional materials. Due to costs incurred and commitments made to food and beverage vendors, once the deadline has passed, those who have registered will be billed for the event, whether or not they are able to attend. Registrations may be transferred to another person in your firm only if notification is given to the Chamber office either prior to the event
or at the registration table.