Economic forecast offers glimpse of what’s to come

December 30, 2013 

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Economic Forecast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court. Dr. Michael Walden will be the guest speaker for the forecast.

The Economic Forecast provides attendees an opportunity to hear an expert outlook on the economy for the Triangle in the coming year. Walden will provide a detailed analysis of state and local economic conditions, employment, interest rates, inflation, employment, occupations, standard of living, salaries and economic growth in the Triangle and surrounding areas. A question and answer session will follow Walden’s presentation. Attendees are invited to bring prepared written questions to the event.

The event is open to the public. Registration is $15 for members of the chamber, $20 for nonmembers. A light breakfast will be provided. Guests may register at www.knightdalechamber.org, (navigate to Events) or by calling 919-266-4603.

Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University and a member of the Graduate Economics faculty with The Poole College of Management. His Ph.D.is from Cornell University, and he has been at NCSU since 1978. He has published eight books and over 250 articles and reports. He has served on several local and state level commissions, including the Governor's Welfare Reform Task Force, the School Capital Construction Legislative Study Commission and the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Future of Wake County.

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