Campbell Business, Business North Carolina host 2015 Economic Forecast Roundtable

December 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Campbell Business, Business North Carolina host 2015 Economic Forecast Roundtable

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell Business School Dean Keith Faulkner and faculty partnered with Business North Carolina to host the 2015 Economic Forecast Roundtable on Monday, Dec. 15. The event featured eight panelists, including Professor Mark Steckbeck and Representative David Lewis, a 1994 Campbell Business graduate, who currently represents Harnett County in the state legislature.

“Campbell Business faculty were excited to discuss the economic forecast for North Carolina with business and government leaders from across the state,” said Faulkner. “The discussion provided valuable insight for business in 2015 and tackled pressing issues that may impact a fragile economic recovery.

“It is important for our faculty to engage with industry in order to deliver the most relevant business education possible as we blend theory delivered in the classroom with its practical application. Our partnership with Business North Carolina allows us access to leaders from many industry sectors.”

Participants discussed North Carolina’s projected 2015 economic forecast, discussing growth, regulation changes, market challenges, and how companies can best take advantage of the state’s current business climate. Edited excerpts of the discussion will be published in the February 2015 issue of Business North Carolina.

Economic forecast participants included:

  • Rep. David Lewis, representative, N.C. House of Representatives
  • John Loyack, vice-president global business services, N.C. Economic Development Partnership
  • Richard Reich, assistant commissioner, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Scott Saylor, president, North Carolina Railroad Company
  • Robert Seligson, Executive Vice President & CEO, N.C. Medical Society
  • Joan Siefert Rose, president, Council for Entrepreneurial Development
  • Tony Smith, president-elect, N.C. Association of Realtors
  • Mark Steckbeck, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Campbell University

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