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1992 ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON & SEMINAR

 1992 ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON & SEMINAR
 The Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon & Seminars, sponsored by the


Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. This is Washington's largest one-day economic development event.
 The event will begin with a press conference at 7:30 a.m. in the Cirrus Room (35th floor). Advance information from the day's speakers will be provided to the media at this time. Included will be the release of preliminary recommendations from a new study about the impact of decreased military spending on the Washington state economy.
 At the press conference, Joel Kotkin, co-author of "The Third Century: America's Resurgence in the Asian Era," and the luncheon keynote speaker, will discuss the need for economic diversity. John Mitchell, senior vice president and chief economist for U.S. Bancorp will discuss the year's regional economic forecast. Dick Conway, principal of Conway & Associates, will provide projections for the local economy. Paul Sommers, research director of the University of Washington's Northwest Policy Center will discuss the military impact study which was jointly sponsored by the Northwest Policy Center, King County and the Economic Development Council (EDC). This is a study of the King County economy and its dependence on federal Department of Defense expenditures.
 The media is invited to attend the luncheon at cost ($20). A limited number of complimentary seats are available. The media may attend all seminars at no charge. Luncheon reservations may be made by contacting The EDC by Jan. 8.
 Following is an agenda of the day's events:
 7:30 a.m. Press Conference
 8:30 a.m. "Washington's 1992 Economic Forecast"
 10:30 a.m. "New Workforce Training Initiatives in the Northwest"
 "Toward a Market Economy: Business Opportunities in
 the Soviet Republics"
 12:15 p.m. Luncheon, featuring keynote address "Economic
 Diversity and Globalism" by Joel Kotkin, author and
 lecturer on global, economic, political and social
 trends.
 2 p.m. "Economic Cycles of American Cities: Is Seattle due
 for a Bust?"
 "Military Spending Cuts in the Northwest and Efforts
 to Diversify the Economy"
 3:30 p.m. No-host reception
 CONTACT: Andy Hopson or Elisabeth George of Seattle-King County Economic Development Council, 206-386-5040.
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