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Save the date for the Georgia Economic Outlook series, featuring events in eight cities across the state of Georgia.

Each year, the series kicks off in Atlanta with a networking luncheon followed by a national and state forecast. Additional events in cities across Georgia feature state and local forecasts. Terry College of Business Dean Benjamin C. Ayers provides the state forecast in all cities, while local forecasts are presented by the Selig Center or area business leaders.

Scroll down to find your city and reserve your seat. Registration costs include lunch, forecasts from two Economic Outlook speakers and a download code to receive the full forecast report by the Selig Center for Economic Growth. Please note registration closing dates, as they vary by city. Email economicoutlook@uga.edu for more information.

Atlanta - Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

 

Georgia Aquarium

246 Ivan Allen Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313

Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Atlanta on Dec. 9, 2022, at the Georgia Aquarium's Oceans Ballroom. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp. Parking is available at 246 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. (across from Atlanta Breakfast Club).

Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration closes on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

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Individual — $95               Table of 10 — $900           Local Sponsorship — $1,200

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SPEAKERS

Mark VitnerMark Vitner

Piedmont Crescent Capital

Mark Vitner recently founded Piedmont Crescent Capital, after spending the past 30 years at Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank, where he was managing director and senior economist. At his new firm, Vitner writes numerous economic reports and provides analysis of local economies and residential and commercial real estate.

Originally from Atlanta, Vitner earned a BBA in economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and its inaugural Certified Business Economist program. He chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce for three years and currently serves on the Joint Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other publications, and he makes frequent guest appearances on CNBC and other major networks.

Ben AyersBenjamin C. Ayers

Dean and Earl Davis Chair in Taxation, Terry College of Business

Ben Ayers is dean of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and holds the Earl Davis Chair in Taxation. He came to UGA in 1996 and served as director of the Tull School of Accounting for nine years before his appointment as the college’s 12th dean in 2014. Under his leadership, the Terry College completed its Building Terry campaign, raising $121 million to support faculty, programs and facilities for the state-of-the-art Business Learning Community, located in the heart of the UGA campus. Ayers serves on the Board of Synovus Bank’s Northeast Georgia Division, Benson’s Inc., the CFO Roundtable, as a Trustee of Athens Academy and earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he worked for KPMG in Atlanta and Tampa and Complete Health Inc. in Birmingham.

Macon - Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

 

Robert F. Hatcher Conference Center at Middle Georgia State University

100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206

Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Macon on Jan. 13, 2023, at the Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference Center on the campus of Middle Georgia State University. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp.

Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration closes Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.

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Individual — $75               Table of 8 — $585                     Local Sponsorship — $1,200
 

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Savannah - Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

 

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

1 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA 31421

Please visit the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce for details and to register (click here)

Augusta - Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

 

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center

2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Augusta on Jan. 19, 2023, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp. 

Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration closes Jan. 12th at 5 p.m.

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Individual — $75               Table of 8 — $585               Local Sponsorship — $1,200 
 

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    Columbus - Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

     

    Columbus Convention & Trade Center

    801 Front Avenue Columbus, GA 31901

    Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Columbus on Jan. 25, 2023, at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center (Ballroom C). Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp. 

    Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
    Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
    Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Registration closes Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.

    Register Today

    Individual — $75               Table of 8 — $585           Local Sponsorship — $1,2oo

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    Albany - Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

     

    Hilton Garden Inn

    101 South Front Street, Albany, GA 31705

    Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Albany on Jan. 26, 2023, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp. 

    Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
    Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
    Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Registration closes Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.

    Register Today

    Individual — $75               Table of 8 — $585            Local Sponsorship — $1,200 
     

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    Athens - Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

     

    Classic Center

    300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601

    Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Athens on Feb. 1, 2023, at the Classic Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp.

    Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
    Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
    Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Registration closes Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.

    Register Today

    Individual — $60               Table of 8 — $475            Local Sponsorship — $1,200
     

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    Jekyll Island - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

     

    Jekyll Island Convention Center

    75 Beachview Dr. N, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

    Georgia Economic Outlook takes place in Jekyll on Feb. 8, 2023, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon sharp.

    Networking and Check-In: 11 a.m. - Noon
    Luncheon: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
    Forecast: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Registration closes Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

    Register Today

    Individual — $75               Table of 8 — $585                Local Sponsorship — $1,200
     

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