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USC economists to give 2013 forecast at annual conference

Staff Report
Published Nov. 8, 2012

With the presidential election decided and the “fiscal cliff” on the horizon, prospects of job and income growth for 2013 will be the focus of the 32nd annual Economic Outlook Conference hosted by the Darla Moore School of Business.

Jonathan Zucker, president of The InterTech Group
Jonathan Zucker
The event will be held Dec. 12 at the Capstone House on the University of South Carolina campus.

This year's panel discussion, titled Startup State: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Activity in South Carolina, will feature Dirk Brown, director of USC's Faber Entrepreneurship Center; William Kirkland, entrepreneur-in-residence at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator; and Bill Mahoney, CEO of the S.C. Research Authority.

Edward Sellers, board chairman of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and chairman of the Palmetto Institute, will moderate the panel and speak at the conclusion of the conference.

Moore School Director of Research Doug Woodward and research associate Joey Von Nessen will present their economic forecast in the afternoon.

Jonathan Zucker, president of North Charleston-based The InterTech Group, will deliver the keynote address.

Registration is $75 and includes a networking hour from noon to 1 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Top of Carolina, the revolving restaurant on the top floor of the Capstone House.

Click here to register or to see the full schedule of events. 

The conference is sponsored by South Carolina Bank and Trust with support by the S.C. Research Authority and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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