Economic Forecast Conference Set for Oct. 7

Sept. 22, 1999

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- How will the Texas and national economy fare in the new millennium? Speakers will address that question at the 2000 Economic Forecast Conference sponsored by Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business and Waco Chamber of Commerce in the Brazos Room of Waco Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 7.

The 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. program will feature six speakers who will focus on economic strategies for the coming year. They include Dr. Thomas M. Kelly, professor of economics and director of Baylor's Center for Business and Economic Research, who will give the Central Texas forecast, and Dr. M. Ray Perryman, founder and president of The Perryman Group, who will talk about the national and Texas forecast.

A survey of consumer intentions will be presented by James DuBois of DuBois Furniture Company, and the Central Texas business leaders' survey will be given by Erin Davis of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Also, Dr. James Tipton, associate professor of banking and finance, will speak on "Investment Prospects for 2000 and Beyond." Bob Chambers, chairman of the Waco Chamber of Commerce board of directors, also will be among the program participants.

For reservation information, call Susan Armstrong at Baylor's department of economics at (254) 710-6177.

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