ETSU hosting first-ever “Appalachian Highlands Economic Forum” later this month
The keynote speaker for the half-day event on March 24 is Mark Vitner, Chief Economist at Piedmont Crescent Capital and former Senior Economist at Wells Fargo Bank.
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is launching the inaugural “Appalachian Highlands Economic Forum” later this month.
Described as an opportunity for those across the region interested in broad topics ranging from economic conditions and forecasts to the housing market and real estate, the half-day event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, March 24, at the ETSU Martin Center for the Arts. There is no registration fee being charged, but pre-registration is required at this link.
“ETSU was founded in 1911 with a singular purpose: to improve the quality of life for people in this region and beyond. Supporting economic development and innovation is critical to that mission,” said ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland. “We are thrilled to host this important event and to issue a warm welcome to members of the business community. This forum will facilitate exciting conversations about the future of our region.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Mark Vitner, Chief Economist at Piedmont Crescent Capital and former Senior Economist at Wells Fargo Bank. Vitner will discuss the national economic environment and how it relates to the Appalachian Highlands. Economists and financial experts from ETSU’s Department of Economics and Finance are also slated to address the forum.