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Economic Outlook

Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Conference

November 15, 2017
Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, West Virginia



11:30 a.m. | Registration and Lunch

11:50 p.m. | Welcome and Overview
John Deskins Ph.D., Director, WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research

12:00 p.m. | United States Economic Outlook 2016
Raymond Owens, Ph.D., Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

12:45 p.m. | Eastern Panhandle/West Virginia Economic Outlook    
John Deskins, Ph.D.

1:30 p.m. | Short Presentations

2:00 p.m. | Closing Observations


For decision-makers, strategic planners and analysts who depend on having the best available information on economic trends in our state and nation.

Expert economists and WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins forecast the coming year’s economic trends.

Attendees will receive the following:

  • West Virginia Economic Outlook, the annual forecast that tracks county and statewide indicators such as jobs by industry, labor force, population and personal income
  • Eastern Panhandle Regional Economic Outlook
  • Presentation handouts from all speakers