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Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Oklahoma City

Metro Technology Centers at Springlake Campus | 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City

The OSU Center for Applied Economic Research and Spears School of Business invites you to attend the 2017 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference. Experts from Boeing and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will share their opinions on the future of aerospace and its importance in the state. Presentations will also address national, state, and local economic conditions.

Presented by the Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University




Sponsorship Information

Sponsor | Fee: Fee: $275 (Gift: $155; Non-gift: $120)

  • Two registrations
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets
  • Name on conference materials and website

Booth Space | Fee: $125 (Gift $65; Non-gift: $60)

  • One registration
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets

Conference Agenda

2017 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Name Event
8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Introductions and Welcome

Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair and Richard W. Poole Professor, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Marcie Mack, Ed.D., State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Stillwater, OK

9:15 a.m.

kurt foreman

Aerospace: A Key Engine for Greater Oklahoma City’s  Present and Future Success

Aerospace seems to have been a part of Oklahoma City for as long as we can remember. Its role in the regional economy only continues to grow as Tinker AFB thrives and companies such as Boeing make the area a key employment center. Learn more about the current size, scale and impact of aerospace on the region from a recently completed economic analysis of this sector that was commissioned by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Kurt Foreman, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma City, OK

9:45 a.m.

lynette mckinnon

Aerospace in Oklahoma

It is no coincidence that one of Oklahoma’s five economic growth engines is aerospace and defense. The ingredients required to build and maintain this sector are purposeful. Come learn more about this industry and its impact on connecting people and defending freedoms around the world.

Lynette McKinnon, Director, Rapid Response Modification Center

10:15 a.m.

Question and Answer Session

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

jim huntzinger

National Economic Forecast

Jim Huntzinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Oklahoma Financial Corporation, Tulsa, OK

dan rickman

Oklahoma Economic Forecast

Forecasts of major economic variables for Oklahoma will be presented. Variables forecast include
employment, income, output, population, and unemployment. Forecasts for 2017 and years beyond will be
included. A focal point of the presentation will be the expected trajectory of Oklahoma’s energy industry.

Dan Rickman, Regents Professor of Economics, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 

11:45 a.m.

Question and Answer Session

12:00 p.m.


For additional information Contact:

Kelle Scott, Program Coordinator, Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Telephone: 405-744-5208