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2015 Economic Forecast: Momentum - Austin


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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.

  • - Laura Starks, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for research, McCombs School of Business
  • - Alexander M. Davern, chief operating officer, National Instruments
  • - John Hofmann, executive vice president of water, LCRA
  • - Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams Realty
  • - Mine K. Yücel, senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
What You Will Learn
  • - What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Austin economy
  • - Alex Davern will share his perspective on the tech market including manufacturing, sales, innovation, and the prospects for additional growth.
  • - Mark Willis will discuss the Austin real estate market including home sales, new home construction, rents, and the cost of borrowing.
  • - John Hofmann will share his perspective on what Texas businesses should expect and can do to deal with the continuing drought.
Event cost is $35 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available). 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: 10/17/2014
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705