Rochester Beacon plans inaugural event on economy

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The economic outlook for Rochester and Upstate New York will be the focus of the Rochester Beacon’s inaugural event, slated for Jan. 28.

The Rochester Beacon 2019 Economic Forecast Forum will be hosted by the College at Brockport’s Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development. The event’s panelists will discuss the state of the economy in Rochester and throughout New York, the legislative outlook in Albany, and the key challenges and opportunities for the coming year.

In addition, the results of Siena Research Institute’s annual survey of Upstate New York business leaders will be presented.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is presenting sponsor of the event.

“We are thrilled to be launching our first live event,” said Rochester Beacon publisher Alex Zapesochny, who will be the forum’s moderator. “Our mission is to bring actionable insight both through our written work and live events, and this particular event will feature some of the most thoughtful economic experts in the state.”

The forum panelists are:

Heather Briccetti, president and CEO, The Business Council of New York State;

Donald Levy, director, Siena Research Institute;

E.J. McMahon, founder and research director, Empire Center for Public Policy;

Kate Washington, CEO, OWN Rochester; and

Kent Gardner, chief economist, Center for Governmental Research, and opinion editor, Rochester Beacon

The Jan. 28 event will be held at the College at Brockport – Brockport Downtown, 161 Chestnut St. Registration is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 5:30 p.m. There also will be a post-event reception.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

For additional information, email [email protected]

Launched in October, the Rochester Beacon is a digital journalism venture dedicated to highlighting the community’s most pressing needs, participating in critical public discussions, and driving conversations about solutions.



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