For centuries New England has prided itself on being a global center of innovation and industry. But in recent decades, the competition from other regions of the nation and the world has increased substantially.
This changing competitive environment raises serious questions about the prospects for maintaining and enhancing New England's ability to remain a competitive location in which to live, work and do business.
Against the backdrop of a highly uncertain economic environment, the New England Economic Partnership's Fall 2007 Economic Outlook Conference will bring together leading public policymakers and economic analysts from across the region for an in-depth discussion of the state of the region's competitiveness and of how best to improve the competitiveness of the entire region and the six individual states.
The morning session will begin with an analysis of the current outlook for the US economy and the housing sector by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Economy.com. NEEP’s forecasters will then discuss the economic outlook for the New England region and for each of the six states. This will include detailed forecasts of key economic indicators, including employment by industry as well as the outlook for the region’s housing markets.
The conference keynote address will be delivered by Martin T. Meehan, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and former Massachusetts Congressman representing the 5th district.
A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Rhode Island Economic Policy Council Executive Director, Kip Bergstrom and featuring: Jim Saudade, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Community Development for the State of Vermont; Douglas Fisher, Manager, Economic Development & Community Relations Manager for Northeast Utilities; and Timothy Brennan, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and President of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies.
Please join NEEP on November 13th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Auditorium for this comprehensive discussion of these important issues and expert analyses of both present and future economic conditions.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Please allow time to proceed through security at front desk of Federal Reserve - photo ID required.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA
Proper, photo ID is required to enter through security.
Special offer for NEEP members
NEEP members receive two admissions for the price of one. This special offer is thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Northeast Utilities, and our hosts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
$140 for NEEP members,
$175 for nonmembers*
registering by November 6, 2007 may register at the member rate
Call Carol Hazerjian at
508-660-1968 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.