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CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo Headlines GPCC Economic Outlook

Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Programs & Events, Video, Press Releases, Economy

Over 500 regional business professionals gathered today at the Chamber’s 14th annual Economic Outlook, sponsored by Firstrust Bank, to discuss the region’s economic competitiveness and explore the issues that will impact the business community in the coming year. The event was held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue and featured a fascinating address by Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

The program also featured the much anticipated release of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s economic survey results, presented by Jason Novak, Research and Policy Support Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Survey results show business activity has expanded from last year; however, weak sales and employment costs remain a concern. Novak put this in perspective with how the region is faring in terms of growth, employment, and housing. He also provided a sneak peek at the results of the Philadelphia Fed’s new nonmanufacturing survey in which many chamber members participated. To view his presentation, click here.

In addition, a panel of industry experts discussed the current and future economic issues impacting our region. Panelists included Roger A. Aliaga-Díaz, Ph.D., Senior Economist-Investment Strategy Group, Vanguard; Dan Calista, President & CEO, Vynamic; Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, Professor of Economics, Temple University- School of Business & Management; and Paul Ridder, President, Tasty Baking Company. The discussion was moderated by Timothy J. Abell, President, Firstrust Bank.

View photos from the event here.

View below for Maria Bartiromo’s take on the economy, how she defines success and more.

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