What’s Up With Lafayette’s Economy? ABiz brings noted economist Loren Scott back to Lafayette
As virtually all economic indicators are pointing toward stability for Acadiana in the fourth quarter of 2011, ABiz presents the 2011 Entrée to Business Luncheon with Dr. Loren Scott, who will unveil his annual Louisiana Economic Outlook and share his prognostications for Lafayette and the region over the next two years.
Presented exclusively in Acadiana at the annual ABiz Entrée to Business Luncheon, Scott’s LEO model analysis and projections provide local business leaders with valuable information as they adopt budgets and strategies for the upcoming years. The luncheon is sponsored by MidSouth Bank and Dwight Andrus Insurance, with support from the Acadiana Economic Development Council, and is slated for Friday, Oct. 7, at noon at the Cajundome Convention Center. Each luncheon attendee will receive a CD of Scott’s full LEO report as well as his Acadiana-specific PowerPoint presentation, produced by Vidox Motion Imagery.
Widely considered to be the top resource in the state on economic matters, Scott built his career at LSU, where he is now professor emeritus of economics. Known for interpreting complex data into useful, accessible numbers, he is co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, used for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy.
Individual tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a reserved table of eight. For information or to order tickets, contact Robin Hebert via email at
or by phone: (337) 769-8603.
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