October 14, 2013
Top Indiana University experts will deliver their 2014 forecasts for local, state, national, and global economies and financial markets on Thursday, November 7 at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).
The forecasts are part of Indiana University’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast series held each year on IU campuses across the state.
Dr. Frank Wadsworth, head of the Division of Business at IUPUC, invites local residents to attend. “Business owners and executives, municipal officials, civic leaders, and citizens throughout southeastern Indiana who are interested in U.S. and global economic issues are welcome to join us.”
The four panelists, each of whom is recognized for expertise in identifying new and emerging financial trends, will discuss their predictions for the top domestic and international economic issues business and government leaders can expect in the next year. They include:
The event, sponsored by Centra Credit Union and co-hosted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and the Division of Business at IUPUC, begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast just outside the Columbus Learning Center Auditorium & Lecture Hall at 4555 Central Avenue.
The panel discussion begins at 8 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentations. They can also participate via text messaging in an ongoing poll on various economic issues.
Wadsworth, a professor of marketing and international studies at IUPUC, will serve as the event moderator. His research and professional interests focus on franchising and international corruption.
“The statewide Economic Outlook Breakfasts are one of Indiana University’s most popular events,” Wadsworth reported. “Many Hoosiers are interested in what IU experts have to say about what they can expect for the economy as we approach a new year.”
Much of the data and work that comprises the annual outlooks is compiled and interpreted by the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC), which is a unit of the Kelley School of Business. The IBRC maintains statistics and other information used by key state and national decision- and policy-makers.
The cost to attend is $15. Parking near the Columbus Learning Center is free. Attendees can register online at columbusareachamber.com/events or call 812.379.4457 to register by phone.