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Economic Outlook

New River Gorge Regional Economic Summit

October 12, 2017
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, Beckley, WV
New River Gorge Area Economic Outlook 2018-2022


8 a.m. | Registration / Check-In

9 a.m. | United States Economic Outlook
Ray Owen, Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

10 a.m. | State and Regional Forecast 
John Deskins Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, WVU College of Business and Economics

11 a.m. | Strategic Partnership Direction 
Public feedback session to help guide our strategic objectives


Looking to learn more about what economic and community development looks like for the New River Gorge region? We're here to help. This year's summit will feature some old favorites, some new resources, and a few opportunities for you to help us determine what our focus should look like in 2017 and 2018. This is your chance to engage regional development professionals, connect with partners, and influence the process that guides your region's advancement.

Copies of reports and presentation materials will be provided to each participant upon their arrival. Admission fees will cover these materials, beverages, and snacks for every attendee. 

The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and West Virginia University have partnered to produce this event.