Dr. Connaughton's presentation begins at noon in the Auditorium on the second floor. Lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Connaughton, the Babson Capital professor of financial economics in the Belk College of Business, is a highly-regarded expert on regional economics and has closely monitored the N.C. economy for more than 30 years. His quarterly report, sponsored by Babson Capital Management, addresses areas of optimism and concern among the state's economic sectors, considers national and global factors affecting the state economy and forecasts future performance and job growth.
The Forecast presentation is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. RSVPs will be accepted online through Thursday, December 4.
The Belk College will also host a free Alumni Coffee from 11:00-11:30a.m. directly preceding the Forecast.