The Moore County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Hick’s and Associates and the Town of Aberdeen, will be hosting the 2020 Economic Outlook on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Aberdeen Recreation Station at 8:15 a.m.  This forum will feature Dr. Michael Walden and Russell Price, CFA and will focus on an in-depth view on economic issues that will impact the Moore County business community in 2020. 

Dr. Michael Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist at North Carolina State Universality and a member of the Graduate Economics faculty with The Poole College of Management.  Dr. Walden will provide an economic update from the North Carolina perspective.  Russell Price, CVA is the Senior Economist at Ameriprise Financial.  He has been repeatedly cited by Bloomberg Financial as Bloomberg Best for being one of the most accurate economic forecasters in the benchmark consensus survey.  Mr. Prices’ views on the economy are frequently seen in the news media, including CNN and Bloomberg News.  Mr. Price will provide a national perspective on our economy. 

“The Chamber is pleased to be able to partner with Hicks and Associates on our Annual Economic Outlook,” said Linda Parsons, President and CEO of the Moore County Chamber. “This premier event allows the business community to learn the latest economic forecast nationally and regionally and how it could impact us locally which in turn helps the business prepare accordingly for the upcoming year.  More importantly, it provides access to two of the top economic forecasters in the country.”

The economic outlook is a compelling event that will help our community continue to foster a vibrant business community.  For individuals and business owners interested in attending, please contact the Chamber at 910.692.3926 or via email at  This event will begin with a networking continental breakfast from 7:45 – 8:10 with the program promptly starting at 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Space is limited and RSVPs are kindly requested. 

Courtesy photo of Dr. Michael Walden/Contributed.

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