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2015 Economic Forecast: Momentum - Houston


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At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

  • - Jay Hartzell, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for business affairs, McCombs School of Business
  • - Greg Armstrong, CEO and chairman, Plains All American
  • - Janiece M. Longoria, chairman, Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority
  • - Dr. Robert Robbins, CEO, Texas Medical Center
What You Will Learn
  • - What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Houston economy
  • - Greg Armstrong will share what's going on with the Keystone situation and beyond
  • - Janiece Longoria will share her insights on how the completion of the Panama Canal's widening will impact Texas logistics and the Port of Houston
  • - Dr. Bobby Robbins will share the latest in Houston's health care technology, innovation, and challenges
Event cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available) and parking. Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Gayle Hight
Texas Enterprise/McCombs School of Business Office
Date & Location
Date: 10/2/2014
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019