ERIE - What happened to the economy in 2023, and what does the economic forecast look like for 2024? What are the real facts and figures behind global, national and local economic trends, and what do the leading economic indicators tell us about the future?
The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) will hear from two of the region's top economists to answer these questions and more during its annual Economic Outlook IMPACT Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at the MBA Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street in Erie. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. All media are invited to attend.
Ken Louie, Ph.D. is the director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE) and an associate professor of Economics at Penn State Behrend. He is regularly sought out by news media for his commentary on the regional economy, as well as international trade and finance, labor economics and economic development. He received the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Award for Excellence in Teaching and was a Fulbright Lecturer in the People's Republic of China in 1998.
Kurt J. Rankin is vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to PNC’s regional, national and international economic analysis, including coverage of metropolitan area economies throughout PNC’s midwestern footprint. Rankin joined PNC in June of 2010 after a 10-year career with Moody’s Analytics. He is past president of The Economic Club of Pittsburgh - the local chapter of National Association of Business Economics (NABE). He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree in economics and finance from Venice International University (Venice, Italy). Rankin also holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, with a concentration in global management.
The event, which is sponsored by Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Waterford, is presented by the MBA, MBA Business Magazine, Economic Research Institute of Erie at Penn State Behrend and PNC. Cost is $35 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Lunch is included.
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