UWG to Host Economic Forecast Breakfast Oct. 30

Monday, October 8, 2012

The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are hosting their annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the UWG Campus Center Ballroom.

Dr. William “Joey” Smith, associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UWG, will give the forecast for the West Georgia region. John B. Jung, Jr., chief operating officer at BB&T Capital Markets, will provide the economic and financial forecast for the United States.

Smith has been the lead researcher on several projects including the economic impact of Plant Vogtle’s nuclear power plant expansion and was a research associate at the Fiscal Research Center at Georgia State University, specializing in the study of growth patterns of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.

Jung has 24 years’ experience in capital markets, first as an investment trader and then rising through the ranks to the leadership team as a member of the BB&T Capital Markets management group. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and earned his M.B.A. at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.

Business leaders in all fields, educators, government officials and the general public are encouraged to attend. Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2012 West Georgia Regional Outlook, which gives a county-by-county breakdown of economic trends for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Paulding counties.

The Richards College of Business would like to thank its partner, the Carroll County of Chamber of Commerce, and the breakfast sponsors for their ongoing support. Sponsors include: BB&T, Southwire and Tanner Health System. Co-sponsors include: AgSouth Farm Credit/AgSouth Mortgages; Bank of North Georgia; Carroll EMC; MetroBank; Milestone Investment Management, LLC (Michael Stone); Systems & Methods, Inc.; Tisinger Vance, P.C.; and VALIC – Cliff England, Financial Advisor.

The conference costs $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight and registration ends on Monday, Oct. 22.

Members of the media may attend free of charge; please call 678-839-5495 to confirm your attendance.

For more information, contact David Boldt, chairman of the economics department, at dboldt@westga.edu or 678-839-6477.