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Economic Outlook

2017 Economic Outlook Conference Schedule:

  • October 5 - West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference in Charleston (Charleston Embassy Suites)
  • October 12 - New River Gorge Area Economic Outlook Conference (Tamarack) – 
  • October 18 - Wheeling Area Economic Outlook Conference (Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino) – 
  • November 8 - North Central West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference (WV High Technology Foundation, Fairmont)
  • November 15 - West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Conference (Holiday Inn, Martinsburg)

BBER’s premier public event is its Economic Outlook Conference series. Since 1994, hundreds of business and community leaders from across West Virginia have attended these conferences annually to obtain a detailed and reliable forecast for the national and state economies, an analysis of recent national and state trends and other economic issues of interest. Each conference features BBER and national economists, along with business and community leaders.

Specialized briefings are also provided annually to the West Virginia Legislature at the beginning of the Legislative session and to various industry and civic organizations around the state. The Governor of West Virginia also typically incorporates BBER forecasts into the Governor’s Executive Budget.

Customized economic forecasts for particular regions of West Virginia are often undertaken through contracts with local economic development agencies, county commissions, private industry groups, etc. Please contact BBER Director  John Deskins if you are interested in a customized forecast.

Economic Outlook Publications:

2016

2015

2014

2013