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West Virginia Economic Outlook Series kicks off in Charleston

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John Deskins, director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research, will present West Virginia's economic forecast Oct. 3 in Charleston.

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WHAT: The 2018 West Virginia Economic Outlook Series

WHO: John Deskins, director of the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Thomas I. Barkin, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Mark Muchow, deputy cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Dept. of Revenue; Bray Cary, senior advisor to Gov. Jim Justice

WHEN: Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to noo

WHERE: Embassy Suites, 300 Court St., Charleston

“Our highly recognized event is in its 25th year, and thousands of business and community leaders from across West Virginia have attended Economic Outlook Conferences hosted by WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research,” said John Deskins, BBER director and WVU economist. “Our conferences provide detailed and reliable forecasts for the national and state economies, analyses of recent national and state trends, and discussion of economic issues of interest. Our standard of excellence for these events is higher than ever, as is our commitment to producing dependable economic forecasting and economic analysis.”

A panel on Enabling Downstream Natural Gas Development that includes Brian J. Anderson, WVU Energy Institute; Patrick B. Ford, executive director, Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle; Patrick Kirby, director, Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University; and Brooks McCabe, broker and managing member of West Virginia Commercial Real Estate, will follow. The panel will be moderated by David H. McKinley, president and chief investment officer, McKinley Carter Wealth Services.

Register for the 2018 West Virginia Economic Outlook Series.



Contact: Patrick Gregg, WVU College of Business and Economics,; 304.293.5131

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