21st Annual Vermont Economic Outlook Conference: Crawling out of the economic hole

first_imgNational and regional economists will explore the 2012 economic environment in the coming year with a focus on what shape the national and state economic recovery will take this year and beyond.  The 21st annual Vermont Economic Conference will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center and is hosted by The Vermont Economy Newsletter and sponsored by TD Bank, KPMG, and Entergy Vermont.  The times and topics for the speakers follow: 9:10 a.m.  Governor Peter Shumlin.  Governor Shumlin will outline his budget and policy priorities for the coming legislative session.9:30   Chris Lafakis, Macroeconomist at Moody’s Analytics, will speak on The Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Vermont.   Mr. Lafakis has been quoted by media outlets including the NBC Nightly News and National Public Radio and often speaks at economic conferences and events. 10:45  Dick Heaps, publisher of The Vermont Economy Newsletter, now in its 22nd  year of publication, will speak on Is This the Recovery?  Vermont’s Economy in 2012. 11:30   Art Woolf, editor of The Vermont Economy Newsletter, will present The Vermont Economy:  Myths and Realities 1:00 p.m.  William Watson, professor of economics at McGill University in Montreal, will speak on Fixing America the Canadian Way.  Watson has taught at McGill since 1977 and writes a regular column for the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen newspapers. www.vteconomy.com(link is external)last_img

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