West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference

2016 Economic Outlook Conference Schedule:


October 4, 2016
Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV


8:00 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Overview
Nancy McIntyre, Interim Dean, WVU College of Business and Economics

8:45 a.m. | United States Economic Outlook 2015
Kartik Athreya, Senior Vice President and Research Director of the Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

9:35 a.m. | Refreshment Break

9:45 a.m. | West Virginia Economic Outlook 2015
John Deskins, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, WVU College of Business and Economics

10:45 a.m. | Panel Discussion on West Virginia’s Economic Issues

Noon | Closing Observations
Jay Cole, Senior Advisor to the President, West Virginia University


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 Kartik Athreya (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond) and WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins forecast the coming year’s economic trends. Panelists representing the state’s key business and industry sectors discuss implications of the forecast from their perspectives.

Attendees will receive the West Virginia Economic Outlook 2015, the annual forecast that tracks county and statewide indicators such as jobs by industry, labor force, population and personal income. They will also receive presentation handouts from all speakers.