Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Conference

October 29, 2013
Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, WV


11:30 a.m. | Registration and Lunch

Noon | Welcome and Overview
Jim Rodgers, Senior Vice President Commercial Lending, MVB Bank

12:15 p.m. | Conference Overview
Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean WVU College of Business and Economics

12:30 p.m. | United States Economic Outlook 2013
Tom Parliment, Chairman & CEO, Parliment Consulting Services, Inc.

1:15 p.m. | West Virginia and Wheeling Economic Outlooks 2013
John Deskins, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, WVU College of Business and Economics

1:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli


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

Expert economist Tom Parliment (Chairman & CEO, Parliament Consulting Services, Inc.) 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 2014, 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 2014
  • Presentation handouts from all speakers