Connaughton to give quarterly economic forecast

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Economist John Connaughton will present his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy at a luncheon and press conference starting at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The presentation will be in the second-floor auditorium on the 2nd floor; box lunches will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Connaughton, the Babson Capital Professor of Financial Economics in the Belk College of Business, is a highly regarded expert on regional economics who has closely monitored the state’s economy for 30 years. His quarterly report, sponsored by Babson Capital Management, addresses areas of optimism and concern among the state's economic sectors, considers national and global factors affecting the state economy and forecasts future performance and job growth.

The forecast presentation is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. RSVPs will be accepted online through Thursday, Sept. 6.