2016 Economic Forecast Breakfast:
Trends & Projected Impacts
The recession is in the rear view mirrorThe recession is in the rear view mirror, panelists told an audience of more than 300 at the Bend Chamber’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. “The news delivered by our panelists was not as grim as one might have thought,” said Bend Chamber EVP of Programs and Events Robin Rogers. “The overarching forecast was, 2017 will actually be better than 2016 and, 2018 should also be a growth year.” During the sold-out event, sponsored by Bend Chamber Platinum Partner and Lead Investor, PacificSource Health Plans, economic experts started with a 40,000-foot view of the economic climate around the globe and country, and drilled down to the state and local levels. Topics ranged from GDP, the nature of the business cycle and regional economic indicators, to the upcoming presidential election and Measure 97, the largest proposed tax increase in Oregon’s history. “Collectively, the three panelists brought a plethora of knowledge, expertise and even humor... READ MORE
Bend Chamber Announces New PresidentThe Bend Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Katy Brooks, the new president of the Bend Chamber of Commerce. “The Bend Chamber board worked hard, with the help of Anne McDonald, principal of the mcd group, to find someone who will lead our organization into the future,” said Bend Chamber of Commerce Chair Elect Rob Moore. READ MORE
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