MEDIA ADVISORY: EOC set for Thursday, Dec. 9
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will hold its 30th annual Economic Outlook Conference Thursday, Dec. 9, in the school’s Lumpkin Auditorium on the eighth floor.
The annual conference, which brings together economic and business leaders from around the state, offers print and broadcast media excellent reporting opportunities on the economic health of and forecast for South Carolina in the coming year. This year’s EOC will have a special focus on the role of small businesses in South Carolina’s economic recovery.
Moore School of Business research economists Dr. Doug Woodward and Dr. Joey Von Nessen will present their economic forecast for 2011. They will be available to media from 11:30 a.m. – noon in Room 855, adjacent to the auditorium. A mult-box will be available.
Parking is designated for media (bagged city meters) along Barnwell and Pendleton streets. A business-computing area is available for reporters on the eighth floor.
Reporters planning to attend the EOC should call Peggy Binette at 803-777-5400.
** 11:30 a.m. – noon
Media availability, Room 855, eighth floor
** Noon – 1 p.m.
Networking (hors d’oeuvres)
**1 – 2 p.m.
Economic forecast: Dr. Joey Von Nessen and Dr. Doug Woodward
** 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Panel: “Small Business and the Economic Recovery.” Moderated by Garry Powers, director of economic development initiatives for Public Benefit Corp., the panel will feature John Denise, president of Advanced Automation Consulting (AAC), an information-technology-services company, and George Fletcher, executive director of New Carolina, South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness.
** 3:15 – 4 p.m.
Keynote: “Job Creation and the Great Recession,” by Dr. Zoltan Acs, a leading scholar on job creation and the chief economist at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Acs is university professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at George Mason University.