Economic Outlook for the US and Illinois

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Time 1:00pm
Delivery Method Webinar
Field of Study Economics - Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.50 CPE Hours
Contact Illinois GFOA

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Event Description

This seminar will review the current state of and forecast for the US economy, covering key indicators such as GDP growth, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Attendees will learn about how the US economy got to where it is today and how it may evolve over the next year. The talk will then turn to where the Illinois economy is relative to the nation, with a focus on understanding Illinois’s long term growth trajectory.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Understand key current economic indicators for the US and states;
  • Know a potential path for the US economy over the next 12 months; and
  • Know some important drivers of differences in economic growth across US regions.

Speaker: Thomas Walstrum, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: Internet Based
Program Level: Update
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Economics - Technical
NASBA CPE: Earn About 1.5 CPE credit

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• No refunds will be given for cancellations the day of the event and no shows.
• For IGFOA event registration cancellations five (5) business days or more prior to an event, refunds will be offset by a $20 cancellation fee. 
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• A substitute attendee may be designated provided that the payment has been made and the IGFOA office has been notified in advance.
• A written request for a refund must be emailed to the IGFOA prior to the event.

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