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State of the Economy

State of the Economy

Thursday, March 7, 2024 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)


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On Thursday, March 7, 2024 join us at the Space Coast Convention Center to hear an update from Dr. Mike Slotkin as a follow up from the 2022 Economic Forecast.  

Get a firsthand look at the economic forecast, trends, data, statistics, and other valuable information related to our local, state, and national economy.

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The latest economic indicators and what they mean for businesses and individuals.
  • Insights into policy decisions and their impact on economic growth and stability.
  • Forecasts for the local and state economy, and how they might affect various sectors.
  • Strategies for navigating economic uncertainty in the coming months and years.

Whether you're a business professional, student, or simply an engaged citizen interested in economic affairs, this presentation will equip you with the knowledge and perspectives needed to understand the complexities of today's economic landscape.

Breakfast is provided.

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Mike Slotkin, Professor of Economics in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech

Dr. Mike Slotkin earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995, and his scholarly activity surrounds the application of economics to the environment, to regional economies and industries, and pedagogical issues in the conduct of business education. Dr. Slotkin regularly teaches economics core and elective courses in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has been awarded the College of Business Teacher of Year Award six times. He has presented papers at international conferences held in Europe and the United States and is a frequently cited source in regional newspapers such as The Florida Today and The Orlando Sentinel.

In terms of applied work, Dr. Slotkin consults with corporations, government agencies, NGOs, and litigators. To date he has co-authored over fifty economic impact or technical reports, including collaborations with Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He has made numerous media appearances with respect to Brevard County’s economy and housing market and is a frequent speaker at industry/chamber/economic development forums.

Originally from Miami, Florida, he resides in the town of Grant-Valkaria with his life-partner Karen and their three cats: Zippy, Curry, and Luna. He is a long-time and still long-suffering Miami Dolphins fan.

Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center
301 Tucker Lane
Cocoa, FL 32926-3106 United States
Space Coast Convention Center
Thursday, March 7, 2024 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)
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