Friday, December 3, 2010

Forecast Incentivized for Small Business

Small businesses are offered a special price for the Chamber’s Horizons 2011 Economic Forecast event on Thursday, December 16, 2010, 7 to 9 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

Cost for small businesses (with zero to five employees) is $50 per person. Regular price for the event is $65 per person.

"Small businesses, who don’t have their own economist or market forecasters will find this event especially helpful,” said Gary Brackett, the Chamber’s Business and Trade Development Manager. “Small businesses can use the Pierce County Economic Index, chart their historical sales or revenues against the forecast and generate their budgets for next year.”

The annual forecast of the area’s economic well-being, the Pierce County Economic Index (PCEI) report, will be presented by Drs. Bruce Mann and Douglas Goodman, professors of economics at the University of Puget Sound. Attendees will receive copies of the PCEI, (an incomparable business tool rarely duplicated in other communities), at the breakfast event.

In addition, Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert Baur will report on national and region economies in his presentation. As Principal Global Investors’ managing director and chief economist, Dr. Baur establishes and directs global economic policy and strategy, oversees and conducts macroeconomic and quantitative research, forecasts economic trends and anticipates market movements.

Expert insights on the local, regional and national aspects of the economy make this an invaluable event for businesses who want assistance in determining their business outlook.

To register click here.


  1. Too late, I already paid full price like the big guys to get this valuable information. Seems all too often this is how it goes with a small business, you get help a little late. Will I get a credit since I moved too fast and signed up right away?

  2. Yes. Being quick and nimble is a great survival trait.

    Email the Chamber to arrange it.