2018 Oregon Economic Forum

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15th Annual Oregon Economic Forum

Reaching for Economic Equity and Inclusion in the Second Gilded Age

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October 17, 2018
Portland Waterfront Marriott
7:00–11:00 AM
Breakfast begins at 7:00 AM
Speakers begin at 7:45 AM

Although the economy remains in the midst of what will likely be a historically long economic expansion, the challenges of “poverty amidst plenty” remain. In this event we will explore different facets of equity and inclusion issues spanning from geographic to racial to gender divides and the actions that may help alleviate the economic impacts that stem from those divides. In addition, Tim Duy and Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist for Key Private Bank, will discuss the economic outlook and the associated financial market implications.

Speakers:

Tim Duy, Oregon Economic Forum, University of Oregon
Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist, Key Private Bank
Gregory Acs, Vice President–Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute
Nita Shah, Executive Director, Microservices Enterprise Services of Oregon

Keynote Speaker
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

 

About Heather Boushey:

Heather Boushey is executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and coeditor of a volume of 22 essays on how to integrate inequality into economic thinking. The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field.” She previously served as chief economist for Hillary Clinton’s transition team, and as an economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. She sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute and is an associate editor of Feminist Economics. She received her PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research and her BA from Hampshire College.

June 2018 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

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Reaching for Economic Equity and Inclusion in the Second Gilded Age

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Finally, the June 2018 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators:

Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for June 2018.  The release date is today, August 3, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project.

Link to full report (with charts) here.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity slipped to 0.76 in June from an upwardly revised May reading of 0.94. Highlights of this month’s report include: Continue Reading

May 2018 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

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Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for May 2018.  The release date is today, July 13, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project.

Link to full report (with charts) here.

Oregon’s major metropolitan areas continued to post solid economic numbers in May.  Highlights of this month’s report include:

  • For all regions covered by this report, moving average measures (which smooth monthly volatility) were solidly above zero, indicating an above-trend pace of activity (trend activity differs across regions).
  • The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employmentcomponents were again generally weak; this appears to be largely a correction from substantial gains earlier this year.
  • A slowdown in multifamily housing permits created a slight negative contribution for the Portland measure; the sector may be pulling back after last year’s gains. In contrast, multifamily housing permits helped boost the Salem measure.
  • Record low unemployment rates are making large positive contributions to the measures.). Low levels of unemployment claims still signal that job growth is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • An acceleration in airport passenger growth provided an unusually large contribution to the Eugene measure (steady growth often holds the contributions near zero, or neutral).

Media Contacts:

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May 2018 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

In case you missed it, save the date for this year’s Oregon Economic Forum.

Good morning! Below is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for May 2018. The release date is July 7, 2018. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank

Link to full report here.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose slightly to 0.88 from an upwardly revised April reading of 0.80. Highlights of this month’s report include: Continue Reading

April 2018 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

In case you missed it, save the date for this year’s Oregon Economic Forum.

15th Annual Oregon Economic Forum:

Reaching for Economic Equity and Inclusion in the Second Gilded Age

Although the economy remains in the midst of what will likely be a historically long economic expansion, the challenges of “poverty amidst plenty” remain. In this event we will explore different facets of equity and inclusion issues spanning from geographic to racial to gender divides and the actions that may help alleviate the economic impacts that stem from those divides. In addition, Tim Duy and Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist for Key Private Bank, will discuss the economic outlook and the associated financial market implications.

Keynote Speaker Heather Boushey is executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and coeditor of a volume of 22 essays on how to integrate inequality into economic thinking. The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field.” She previously served as chief economist for Hillary Clinton’s transition team, and as an economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. She sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute and is an associate editor of Feminist Economics. She received her PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research and her BA from Hampshire College.

Oregon Regional Economic Indicators:

Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for April 2018.  The release date is today, July 2, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project.

For full report click here.

Measures of economic activity eased in most of Oregon’s major metropolitan areas in April due to softer employment numbers. Highlights of this month’s report include: Continue Reading

April 2018 State of Oregon Economic Indicators

In case you missed it, save the date for this year’s Oregon Economic Forum.

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for April 2018. The release date is June 7, 2018. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank.

Link to full report here.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity fell in April to 0.43 from a March reading of 1.13.  Highlights of this month’s report include: Continue Reading