MISSOULA – The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana will begin its 44th annual Economic Outlook Seminar series at the end of the month.
This half-day seminar highlights the latest economic trends for local economies and the state of Montana.
Every year, industry experts give their outlook for Montana’s important sectors, including health care, forestry, energy, tourism, real estate and agriculture. And for the first time, the seminar will include the outlook for high-tech and start-up industries.
The theme of this year’s seminar tour is “Facing the Challenge of Affordable Housing.”
Registration costs $90. Registration for Montana University System faculty, staff and students is $25. Attendees will receive a copy of the 2019 Montana Economic Report, a book of the PowerPoint presentations, lunch and a one-year subscription to Montana Business Quarterly, BBER’s award-winning magazine. Continuing education credits are available and groups of five or more can receive a discount.
The seminars run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The full schedule is:
- Tuesday, Jan. 29, Great Northern Hotel, Helena
- Wednesday, Jan. 30, Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls
- Friday, Feb. 1, Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, Doubletree Hotel, Billings
- Wednesday, Feb. 6, The Commons, Bozeman and live webcast
- Thursday, Feb. 7, NorthWestern Energy General Office, Butte
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell
- Tuesday, March 12, USDA Agricultural Research Services, Sidney
- Wednesday, March 13, Sleep Inn & Suites, Miles City
- Thursday, March 14, Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, Big Sky