West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will issue its 2010 economic forecast for West Virginia at its 16h annual Economic Outlook Conference, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Nov. 11, at the Charleston Embassy Suites Hotel.

The event will be web cast and can be seen at http://webcast.wvu.edu

WVU President James P. Clements will open the program, which is sponsored by the WVU College of Business and Economics.

David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s and well-known commentator on economic issues, will give the outlook for the U.S. economy. George Hammond, author of the West Virginia Economic Outlook, will discuss the forecast for West Virginia jobs, income, population and unemployment rate.

Other speakers include: Sally Cline, commissioner of banking, West Virginia Banking Commission; Dr. Randy Childs, research assistant professor, WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research; and Mark Muchow, deputy cabinet secretary, West Virginia Department of Revenue.

The conference is also sponsored by AEP Appalachian Power, The Chambers Endowed Program for Electronic Business, Charleston Daily Mail, The Charleston Gazette, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Crews & Associates Inc, Raymond James and Associates Inc., The State Journal, West Virginia Department of Revenue, West Virginia Housing Development Fund and West Virginia American Water.

Registration is $75 per person or $90 and includes continental breakfast, copy of the West Virginia Economic Outlook 2010, and presentations by the speakers. Students can attend for $30 with student ID. Call 304-293-7831 or register online at www.bber.wvu.edu.


CONTACT: Jamie Kiszka
(304) 293-7831