The Billings Chamber/CVB Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Thank you for attending the 2013 Annual Meeting. You can view Dr. Larry’s Swanson’s presentation slides here.
Thank you to our Annual Meeting Title Sponsor:
The Billings Chamber/CVB Annual Meeting is attended by approximately 500+ Chamber/CVB members. The Annual Meeting is the Chamber’s “report to the community” on the past year’s successes and future challenges.
What is the future of your business? Remaining relevant to your customers in the rapidly changing terrain is made easier by aligning with partners who have a passion for your success. The Billings Chamber/CVB is no different: striving to meet your needs while remaining an integral and relevant tool for your future growth. Our aim this year is to examine the changing business environment and our regional economy, which will be the focus of the annual meeting. Dr. Larry Swanson will help us explore Billings’ regional economy and the mega trends on the horizon that will directly impact your business when he keynotes the event. Dr. Swanson is the Director of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, and head of its Regional Economy program.
Join us as we examine the “new normal” and how it applies to Billings’ businesses. Dr. Swanson will share insight into our future, including highlights such as:
DR. LARRY SWANSON
Larry Swanson is a Ph.D. economist and Director of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. He has studied important patterns of change and trends in the economy of Montana and the larger Rocky Mountain West for over 25 years. He recently completed a two-year study identifying where job growth in Montana is most likely to occur over the next decade. He does focused studies of the region’s economy for a wide range of clients and users including First Interstate Bank, the Montana State Fund, Northwestern Energy, and the Montana State AFL-CIO. He will examine the path the economy was on going into the recent slowdown and recession, the state of the current recovery, and expectations for the coming years. He also will discuss the key factors that will shape and determine our economy’s path forward, including aging and shifting demographics, population migration patterns, continuing economic industrial restructuring, and labor force changes. The Rocky Mountain West, including Montana, was one of the nation’s fastest growing regional economies in the fifteen years leading into the recent recession. It is likely to be one of the nation’s fastest growing and changing economies as the national economy continues its gradual recovery. The economy of Billings and its surrounding trade and labor market area should do well in the years ahead.
The 2013 Billings Chamber/CVB Annual Meeting Luncheon will be held Wednesday, September 18th at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center from 11:30am – 1:00pm. RSVP’s are required. Cost is $25/ticket for general admission seating or purchase a reserved table of 8 for $200.
To RSVP call the Chamber/CVB at 245-4111 or Click Here to register online.
Thank you to our Sponsors