The fourth Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF) will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The breakfast event starts at 7 am in the DECC Harbor Side Ballroom. This event will take an in-depth look at the skills gap and speakers will discuss its implications for the regional economy. Registration is online.
In addition, there will be a post-forum breakout session: 9–10 am in DECC Meeting Room 202. Hiring professionals will provide real-life, actionable advice for attendees. There is no additional cost for the breakout, however, participants must register in advance to attend.
Keynote speakers will be Mari Kay-Nabozny chief executive officer of the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc.; Trent Janezich, executive director of Advanced Minnesota for the Northeast Higher Education District; and Andrea Chartier, a career counselor for The College of St. Scholastica, who, prior to that role, was responsible for building and developing community resources for jobs and internships through TwinPortsConnex and the NORTHFORCE initiative.
Additionally, student economic researchers will present on their research findings to date on the region’s economic indicators. Student teams are led by a team of economic researchers from the College of St. Scholastica (CSS), University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and University of Wisconsin – Superior (UWS).
The breakout session experts will be Judy Aspling, a human resources professional with Charter NEX films., and Laura Sieger, associate vice president of communications and engagement at maurices.
The REIF study focuses on economic trends in a 15-county region of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Results continuously build a base of information and provide pertinent data that measures the progress of the economy and spur new ideas for economic growth and prosperity. Research is being conducted by CSS, UMD, and UWS. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics is conducting the research on behalf of UMD.
The goals of the project are to:
The project is made possible through the support of the National Bank of Commerce and governed by an advisory committee that includes:
For more information, visit the Regional Economic Indicators Forum webpage.
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