Attend the 2016 Economic Outlook Conference February 16

Mark your calendars now to attend the 2016 Economic Outlook Conference on Tuesday, February 16, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Columbia College. It is hosted by REDI and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 

We are pleased to welcome Ted Abernathy, a recognized leader and expert in economic development trends, principles and best practices, who will present Global and National Trends on Main Street. Ted Abernathy serves as an economic development policy advisor for the Southern Governors Association and founder of Economic Leadership, LLC. He will be with us thanks to our long-standing partnership with Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC. 

We also will present Turning Research Into Companies and Jobs, a research and economic development roundtable discussion. Our panelists will include Bill Turpin, President and CEO of the Missouri Innovation Center; Dr. Hao Li, President of Nanova Inc.; John D. Bucksath, Senior Vice President of ABC Laboratories; Ken Brooks, Associate Director, Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) and Mark McIntosh, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri.

In our final segment, Missouri Budget Presentation, James R. Moody of James R. Moody and Associates will give an overview of the state budget and the funding challenges Missouri faces the coming fiscal year. Moody is a former state budget director and served as the Commissioner of the Office of Administration for the State of Missouri from 1989 to 1992.

The cost to attend this important conference is just $45 per person. Space will be limited this year to the first 125 registrants. Don’t wait, register for the Economic Outlook Conference now.

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Click here to register or call Jerry Dowell at 573-817-9115.

Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC; Location and Break Sponsor Columbia College; Gold Sponsors C & C Construction, Inc.,  Columbia Board of REALTORS, Columbia Daily Tribune/Tribune Publishing Co. and Cumulus Broadcasting; Silver Sponsors Ameren Missouri, Evans & Dixon L.L.C. and Plaza Commercial Realty; and Printing Sponsor MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.