Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Conference

November 6, 2014
Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, WV



11:30 a.m. | Registration and Lunch

Noon | Welcome and Overview
Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean WVU College of Business and Economics

12:10 p.m. | United States Economic Outlook 2015
Raymond E. Owens, Senior Economist and Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

12:55 p.m. | West Virginia and Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlooks 2015
John Deskins, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, WVU College of Business and Economics

1:45 p.m. | Short Presentations
Presenters to be announced.

2:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli


For decision-makers, strategic planners and analysts who depend on having the best available information on economic trends in our state and nation.

Expert economist Raymond E. Owens (Senior Economist and Research Advisor) Federal Reserve Bank of Richmon and WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins forecast the coming year’s economic trends.

Attendees will receive the following:

  • West Virginia Economic Outlook 2015, the annual forecast that tracks county and statewide indicators such as jobs by industry, labor force, population and personal income
  • Eastern Panhandle Regional Economic Outlook 2015
  • Presentation handouts from all speakers