2001 Economic Forecast Conference Set For Oct. 12

Sept. 21, 2000

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- What's in store for the Texas and national economy in 2001? Speakers will address this question at the annual 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. 12.

The conference program, which starts with lunch at 11:30 a.m., will include six speakers who will focus on economic strategies for the coming year. They will 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 Enid Wade of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, P.C., and the Central Texas business leaders' survey will be given by Terry Stevens of First Title Company of Waco. Also, Dr. James Tipton, associate professor of banking and finance, will speak on "Investment Prospects for 2001 and Beyond." Virginia DuPuy, 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.

NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS: As in previous years, a table will be provided at the conference for members of the media.

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