Online registration open for Economic Outlook Forecast Luncheon

Online registration is now open for the 2012 Oakland County Economic Outlook Forecast Luncheon, which is set for Thursday, April 26, at the Troy Marriott.

Those interested can register at www.oakgov.com/peds. The cost is $40 per person. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Troy Marriott is located at 200 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy. The event has been sold out for each of the past 20 years. There is no registration at the door.

In its 27th year, the Economic Outlook Forecast Luncheon is a collaborative effort between Oakland County's Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy. It gives business, education and government leaders in southeastern Michigan a three-year snapshot of economic growth forecast for Oakland County.

Economists Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes, researchers at the Institute, forecast total employment in private manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors with breakdowns for various industry categories. The report is a vital component of the county's long-term economic development planning.

Hosts for the luncheon are Chase Bank, Oakland Community College and Oakland County. For additional information on the event, call 248-858-8706.

Published: Thu, Apr 12, 2012