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USC's Moore School of Business presents the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference.

When: December 16, 2014
12:00 PM
Where: Moore School of Business
Contact: Robin Carruthers

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Moore School's 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference
National, Regional and Local Economic Outlook

Manufacturing • Finance • Housing

December 16, 2014                   12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.

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The Darla Moore School of Business’ annual Economic Outlook Conference is South Carolina’s premier economic outlook conference. For 34 years, the event has brought public and private sector leaders an unbiased – and reliable – economic forecast for the coming year.

The 2014 Economic Outlook Conference will be held for the first time at the new home of the Darla Moore School of Business.

Conference speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Association of Homebuilders, CCM Investment Advisors – as well as economic research experts from the Moore School – will examine the business outlook for the manufacturing, financial and housing industries, and provide in-depth national, regional and local outlooks for the coming year.

Registration: $75


Opening Reception
W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall Lobby

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Economic Outlook Conference
W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall

1 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
Introduction and Welcome
Peter Brews, Ph.D.
Dean, Darla Moore School of Business

1:10 p.m.-1:35 p.m. 
The 2015 Economic Outlook
Joseph Von Nessen, Ph.D.
Research Economist
Darla Moore School of Business

1:35 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Economic Impact of BMW: Twenty Years of Economic Development in South Carolina
Douglas Woodward, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Darla Moore School of Business

2:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m.-2:35 p.m.
The Outlook for Manufacturing in the U.S.
Sue Helper, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
U.S. Department of Commerce

2:35 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Has Anybody Seen a Housing Recovery: What Happened and Where Are We Going?
David Crowe, Ph.D.
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
National Association of Home Builders

3:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m.
Outlook for the Financial Markets in 2015
Robert Key, CFA
Senior Vice President
CCM Investment Advisors

3:25 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Economic Outlook Q&A
Douglas Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen

4:00 p.m. 
Closing Remarks
Peter Brews, Ph.D.

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