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We are now a few weeks out from the first publication of our September forecast. It seems like a great time to talk about what we know now and where are current thinking is at.
On the show today:
James McCafferty serves as the general manager and publisher for the newsletter.
Dr. Hart Hodges is an economics professor at Western Washington University. Hart writes the regional forecast article and will occasionally contribute other articles based on the topics. Hart and James both co-direct the Center for Economic and Business Research at Western.
Sara Wold is our Research Economist, where among a long list of things she manages the forecast model for the Forecaster. Sara often contributes many of the articles in the Forecaster including the leading index analysis.
Today we cover topics including
- Impacts of COVID-19 on the Economy by playing a new game COVID!, Kinda Covid, NOT COVID!
- Regional Outlook
- Retail Sales
- Commercial Real Estate
- How our outlook is changing and why the updated index is an important tool to have right now!
Join us for lively economic discussion!