Grand Valley State University economics expert Paul Isely will release the findings of a survey of the regional economy at a breakfast event January 25. The survey for the greater Grand Rapids economy (Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan counties) was conducted in November 2012. Isely, chair and professor of economics in Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business, will talk about consumer confidence, employment, sales and export growth.
The event is co-sponsored by Colliers International. KC Conway, executive managing editor for Colliers, will give an overview of the real estate forecast, both nationally and for the West Michigan market. Conway joined Colliers as a national economist and market analyst in 2010, after five years with the Federal Reserve and 20 years of private industry experience as an appraiser, underwriter, lender, credit officer and economist.
Colliers Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast
Friday, January 25
7:15 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:15 a.m. Program begins
9:30 a.m. Q & A session
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids
Panelists from Colliers International include Duke Suwyn, Colin Kraay, Mike Murray, Scott Morgan and Cathy Bronkema.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business at (616) 331-7100.