Economic Outlook Seminar 2020 Coming to Lewistown

The University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) will hold its 45th Annual Economic Outlook Seminar on March 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Montana Head Start in Lewistown. The half-day seminar and luncheon will highlight the latest economic trends and workforce development challenges.

For many Montana employers, the days of receiving stacks of applications is a distant memory – and it’s not necessarily due to a strong economy and low unemployment. In today’s knowledge based, social media connected and information rich economy, the rules of engagement between candidates and companies have changed. The economic success of local communities and the entire state depends on making the best match between workers and workplaces. Montana has some advantages in attracting talent, but there are plenty of things we could do better.

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research has been providing information about Montana’s state and local economies for 70 years. Located at the University of Montana, the bureau is the research and public service branch of the College of Business.

On an ongoing basis, the bureau analyzes local, state and national economies; provides annual income, employment and population forecasts; conducts research on manufacturing, forest products, health care and survey research at its on-site call center. It publishes the award-winning Montana Business Quarterly and presents its annual economic outlook seminars in cities throughout Montana each year.

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