IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update

6th May 2016


By Rachel Terlep

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (May 5, 2016) – The Indiana University Southeast School of Business is offering faculty, business leaders and residents of the community an opportunity to learn more about the local economy.

The Mid-Year Economic Update, sponsored by the IU Southeast School of Business, will be held at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the Hoosier Room at IU Southeast. A networking breakfast preceding the presentation begins at 7 a.m. Following the presentation, a public question-and-answer session will take place.

IU Southeast Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sanders Chair in Business, Dr. Uric Dufrene, will speak about national trends and the implications for the local economy in a presentation that begins at 8 a.m. Dufrene, former IU Southeast School of Business dean, will also highlight the most recent data available for the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana economy.

Dufrene, along with Jim Smith, senior finance lecturer, Kelley School of Business; Elham Mafi-Kreft, clinical assistant professor of business economics, Kelley School of Business; Douglas McCoy, director, Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies; and Dr. Ray Wallace, chancellor of IU Southeast, shared economic predictions at the Annual Indiana Business Outlook Panel at IU Southeast last November. At the Mid-Year Economic Update, Dufrene will provide updates about the predictions made in November based on data from the first half of 2016, and will offer predictions for the remainder of the year.

There is no charge to attend this event, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, register at ius.edu/mid-year by Friday, May 13, 2016. For additional information, contact Cheryl Young, IU Southeast School of Business, at 812-941-2325 or young24@ius.edu.

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