Economic Development Hosts 18th Annual Economic Outlook

Economic Development Hosts 18th Annual Economic Outlook

The Carroll County Department of Economic Development held its 2019 Annual Economic Outlook seminar on Tuesday, April 2nd at Martin’s Caterers – Westminster. The seminar, sponsored by BB&T, was attended by nearly 300 local business people, government officials and educators.

This year’s presentation title “To All the Economists I’ve Loved” is derived from the 1984 Country/Pop hit “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” recorded as a duet featuring Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias.  Including quotes from classic economists such as Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes, the presentation was again delivered by Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc. Mr. Basu, a regional economist, Chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Anirban BasuCommission and noted lecturer.

He provided a review of the economy from an international, national, Maryland, and Carroll County perspective.

Jack Lyburn, Director of Economic Development, kicked off the event and shared some Carroll industrial highlights featuring 5 current projects that represent a total capital investment of $192,000,000 with new building construction of nearly 400,000 square feet.

Mr. Basu’s presentation is available below in PDF format.
 2019 Economic Outlook Presentation (2.5MB)

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