Economic Outlook Seminar 2020

This half-day seminar and luncheon highlights the latest economic trends for local economies and the state.

Finding Good Workers

The days of running a help wanted ad in the newspaper and receiving a stack of applications is a distant memory in Montana – 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.

Join us for the 2020 Economic Outlook Seminar as we examine the challenge of finding good workers – for every kind of business and organization.

Why Attend EOS 2020?

BBER economists present national, state and local economic forecasts for each seminar city and industry experts will give their outlook for Montana’s important sectors, including tourism, health care, real estate and housing, agriculture, manufacturing, energy and forest products.

Where Can I Attend?

EOS 2020 will travel to 10 cities across the state and provide a live webcast for other regions. This year we will visit Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Kalispell, Havre, Lewistown and Big Sky, Montana.

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About the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

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.