Economic Outlook Conference 2019

Newstalk 1400 KFRU invites you to the Economic Outlook Conference on February 19, 2019 at Columbia College in Bixby Lecture Hall, located in Brouder Science Center from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

This year, local and regional business and government leaders will discuss key workforce and infrastructure issues that affect the vitality of the Columbia communtiy and the central Missouri region.

Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon will address statewide and regional trends in workforce development, then join Missouri Chamber of Commerce President Dan Mehan and Moberly Area Community College Dean of Workforce Development Jo A. Fey for a panel discussion.

David Sylvester, MODoT’s District Engineer for its Central District, will discuss regional infrastructure concerns, then join Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill and Justin Gay, Columbia Branch Manager for Emery Sapp & Sons, to talk about local and statewide transportation and infrastructure issues and strategies.

After the Economic Outlook Conference, we will have a reception giving everyone the opportunity to interact with our speakers and other conference attendees.

Space will be limited this year to the first 135 registrants. Please contact Nick Knoth if you have any questions. For more information, visit

Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC; Location Sponsor Columbia College; Mixer Sponsor Veterans United Home Loans; Gold Sponsors Boone-Central Title Company, Columbia Board of REALTORS, Cumulus Media, KRCG CBS 13, University of Missouri Health Care Missouri Orthopaedic Instituteand Simon Oswald Architecture; Printing Sponsor MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.; Mixer Catering Sponsor Gerding, Korte & Chitwood, CPAs; Mixer Wine Sponsor Serenity Valley Winery; Mixer Water and Soft Drink Sponsor Moore & Shryock – Real Estate Appraisers

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