Leveraging the changed economic environment

RESI’s 13th annual Economic Outlook Conference to promote alternative energies,

economic sustainability

TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 6, 2009)—"Alternative Energy and Green Development: Economic Realities for Maryland" is the theme for RESI's 2009 Economic Outlook Conference, scheduled for February 20, 2009, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel.

Members of the business community will have a firsthand opportunity to hear from a member of Congress about the contentious financial bailout plan, as Representative John Sarbanes, of Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, will present remarks during the morning on the federal economic stimulus package.

“Hundreds of the region’s business executives, economic development professionals and government leaders have gained strategic insights by attending past conferences”, said Dyan Brasington, Towson University Vice President for Economic and Community Outreach. “Now that our country is experiencing historic economic fluctuations, knowledge shared through our economic outlook conference will be more critical to the prosperity of Maryland businesses than ever before.”

Dr. Daraius Irani, Director of Applied Economic at RESI, will present a comprehensive overview of Maryland's economic performance, ranging from industry activity to labor and housing market developments.  Dr. Irani's presentation will showcase RESI's 2009 forecast for Maryland's economy and will reveal the ways in which today’s economic challenges are likely to affect Maryland in the coming year.

Panel discussions will explore topics including economic sustainability and the impact of climate change on economic development.  Featured speakers include Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive; Shari Wilson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Environment; Kathy Snyder, CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; and David Beck, Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond Office.

Seating is limited. Registration, agenda and additional information can be found at the 2009 Economic Outlook Conference Web site.  IEDC certified economic developers can receive recertification points for attending the conference.

To partner with Towson University call 1-877-TU-LINK-4U or email






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