Forecast 2013: Is the economy accelerating? Or what?
An evening with USM economist, Dr . Charles Colgan
Recent economic data presents a confusing picture. Unemployment figures point to an accelerating economy. Still other data suggest the economy is still floundering. What does this confusing push-and-pull mean? And how will national economic gains and losses translate to Maine’s jobs outlook? What other factors are in play that could help or hinder recovery on the local front?
Hear Maine’s Economic forecast firsthand at the MBTA’s Cumberland County Meeting, Thursday, March 14 when Dr. Charles Colgan will be our guest speaker. Colgan teaches in the fields of community and regional development, risk, energy, policy analysis, and survey research. He is associate director of the Maine
Center for Business and Economic Research, and chair of the Muskie School’s Community Planning and Development program and professor of Public Policy and Management. He also currently holds positions as a research fellow at the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and is a senior advisor to the Center for the Blue Economy at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Colgan was chair of the State of Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission from 1992-2011. Prior to joining USM, he served 12 years in
the Maine State Planning Office, including positions as Maine State Economist and Special Assistant to the Governor for International Trade.
Join us for an evening of Issues and networking with leaders in the transportation field.
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