Forum to provide 2010 southern Colorado economic outlook

Local challenges in the spotlight at 13th annual event
By Staff

The Southern Colorado Economic Forum, set for Friday, Oct. 30, brings together experts from the private, public and academic sectors to offer an annual snapshot of local economic activity and forecasts to help businesses plan for the coming year. The forum is made possible by a cooperative effort between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the College of Business and the forum's business sponsors.

Tom Zwirlein, business professor and director of the forum, and Fred Crowley, the forum's senior economist, will provide their views at the 13th annual event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Heritage Ballroom at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 South Cascade, Colorado Springs.
Eugenio Alemán, senior economist from Wells Fargo Bank, will provide a national and international economic outlook in his keynote address. The forum lineup also features panelists from the aerospace industry and the governor's renewable energy office. A town hall meeting at 10 a.m. enables audience participation, with local government and business leaders on hand to discuss issues facing the community.

For more information on the agenda and registration, go to the Southern Colorado Economic Forum Web site.