Business Forecast Breakfast 2019 (2-5-19)


The City of Edwardsville Business Forecast Breakfast is an event designed to equip you with the information you can use to help predict how the national, state and local economy and leading indicators will affect your business. More importantly, this event will provide you with a longer-term look at how growth may influence Edwardsville’s economy far into the future.

Charles S. Gascon- Regional Economist-Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. As a regional economist, he analyzes economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District and reports on conditions to the Bank president and staff economists prior to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. He is responsible for writing the bank’s Beige Book report on local economic conditions and contributes to other bank publications. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and in local media outlets. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics. Gascon has a master’s degree in economics from State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Timothy Sullivan-Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Economics & Finance. An instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Maryland. His primary research interests are local economic development and statistical methods. He has performed economic impact analysis for a variety of entities, including universities, transportation infrastructure, government projects, sports facilities, and several large businesses. He has coauthored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reports on economic impact analysis, local economic development and financing, the economics of sports, and the role of the internet in the economy.

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