Economic Outlook Conferences and Reports
BBER’s premier public event is its Economic Outlook Conference series. Since 1994,
thousands of business and community leaders from across West Virginia have attended
these conferences annually to obtain detailed and reliable forecasts for the
national and state economies, analyses of recent national and state trends, and
discussion of economic issues of interests. 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.
- West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference | Charleston
- Wheeling Area Economic Outlook Conference | Wheeling
North Central West Virginia
- October 25
- View the North Central WV Economic Outlook 2023-2027
New River Gorge
- November 10
- View the New River Gorge Economic Outlook 2023-2027
- Eastern Panhandle