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WVU announces schedule for regional economic outlook conferences

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John Deskins, director of WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research, speaks at 2016 West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference.
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West Virginia has several different economies within the state with different characteristics and components, and West Virginia University will present comprehensive economic data on each of those regional economies this fall.

The WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research will offer five economic outlook conferences later this year in an effort to provide an accurate look at economic conditions in each of the economies and provide an outlook for the coming year. Each conference features BBER and national economists, along with business and community leaders. The BBER, which operates in the WVU College of Business and Economics , will host regional conferences throughout the state as follows:

·      West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference, Charleston, Oct. 5, Charleston Embassy Suites

·      New River Gorge Area Economic Outlook Conference, Beckley, Oct. 12, Tamarack

·      Wheeling Area Economic Outlook Conference, Wheeling, Oct. 18, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino

·      North Central West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference, Fairmont, Nov. 8, West Virginia High Technology Foundation

·      West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Conference, Martinsburg, Nov. 15, Holiday Inn Martinsburg

“The Economic Outlook Conference series is our premier public event,” said BBER Director John Deskins. “Since 1994, the BBER has provided detailed and reliable forecasts for the national and state economies at these conferences to thousands of attendees. Business and community leaders from across West Virginia regularly attend our conferences to get an analysis of recent national and state trends and other economic issues of interest.”

Details about this year’s conferences or to obtain publications regarding economic outlook events in prior years are available at



CONTACT: Patrick Gregg, WVU College of Business and Economics

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