Last call to register for economic outlook lunch

Online registration closes Friday for the 32nd annual Oakland County Economic Outlook Forecast luncheon, which is set for Thursday, April 27, at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

University of Michigan economists Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes will present a three-year projection on employment prospects in private manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors with breakdowns for all industry categories for Oakland County. The outlook report is a main component for Oakland County's long-term planning and promotion activities. Every attendee receives a copy of the summary report.

"Their perspective on the county's economic health is both insightful and helpful," Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "The event is always sold out and these seats will go fast."

Tickets are $50 per person can be purchased at www.AdvantageOakland.Eventbrite.com. Registration closes Friday or when capacity is reached. More than 600 people attended the event in 2016. The Detroit Marriott Troy is at 200 W. Big Beaver Road, east of Interstate 75, in Troy. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

The luncheon is hosted by Chase, Oakland Community College and the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.