On December 15, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th Annual Economic Forecast & Eastern Shore Delegation Forum where individuals heard first hand what regional economists and business leaders have projected to be the biggest challenges for 2017. The Chamber’s 29th Annual Economic Forecast is designed to help Delmarva businesses plan for the expected economic conditions for the upcoming year. Experts from around the Eastern Shore gathered to analyze the current challenges facing the regional, national and global economy. Presentations were made regarding specific industries as well as areas of interest to the Eastern Shore.
The event agenda included:
Kim Gillis – SACC Chairman of the Board & Dr. Juliette Bell – President of UMES
Regional Economic Outlook
Daraius Irani- Vice President Outreach- Towson State University
Local Economic Viewpoint
Dave Ryan- Executive Director, Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development
Maryland Economic Outlook
Jimmy Rhee- Special Secretary, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
John McClellan of SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate, Chris Hall of PRMC, Lyle Hogg of Piedmont Airlines, Stephan Tubene of UMES, Maria Waller of Quality Staffing Services and Peter Bale of Wallops Island Regional Alliance.
Kelly Schulz- Secretary of MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Following the the discussions was the Eastern Shore Delegation Legislative Forum and Luncheon.
Sponsors for the 29th Annual Forecast & Eastern Shore Delegation Forum included-
Comcast, Comcast Spotlight, M&T Bank, Toyota, APPI Energy, Maryland Capital Enterprises, Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 47ABC, Alarm Engineering, Avery Hall Insurance, BBSI, BEACON at Salisbury University, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Veteran Builders, Marie Calafiura, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, PKS & Company, Prime Lending, DEVRECO, Toroid Corporation, Tri-County Council of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Whiting-Turner and Wor-Wic Community College