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The U.S. Budget and Economic Forum

These are uncertain times for businesses in our region and state. Houston's economy is representative of the U.S. manufacturing sector — some industries  are booming, while others are contracting. In general, manufacturers continue to be cautiously optimistic about the coming months, even in the face of headwinds such as lower crude oil prices, the strong U.S. dollar and sluggish growth abroad.

Your voice and insight are critical to manufacturing success. Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion about the current national and regional economic trends affecting manufacturers. In addition, we discussed the policies needed to grow and maintain a robust manufacturing sector.


John W. Diamond, Ph.D.
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute
Adjunct Professor of Economics, Rice University
CEO of Tax Policy Advisers, LLC

Chad Moutray, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers







Thu, Sept. 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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