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Economic Forecast Forum

WBJ 2024 Economic Forecast Forum

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and everyone who joined us for this annual forum!

Click Here for the presentation by Mary A. Burke, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Click Here for the presentation by Rozanna Penney, President & CEO, Heywood Healthcare 

Click Here for the presentation by Marcos Marrero, Executive Vice President Community Development, MassDevelopment

Worcester Business Journal's annual Central MA Economic Forecast Forum in partnership with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, takes a look at the economic climate of the past year, current national and regional data along with key trends looking forward. 


Join us for this annual Economic Outlook Forum, where industry leaders, policymakers, and economic experts will come together to navigate the intricate web of regional and national economic trends. Discover the pulse of today's economic climate as we delve into insightful analyses and forecasts that will shape our economic landscape.

In addition to an in-depth economic outlook presentation, we're excited to feature local business leaders who will provide their unique perspectives and insights on the business outlook in our region. Gain invaluable knowledge from these seasoned professionals as they share their industry-specific outlooks, strategies, and vision for the future.

Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring entrepreneur, this forum will provide you with the knowledge and insights about our ever-changing economic environment. 

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Keynote Economist:

  • Mary A. Burke
    Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, New England Public Policy Center Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


  • Timothy Murray
    President & CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce


  • Ralph Crowley Jr.
    President & CEO, Polar Beverages
  • Rozanna Penney
    President & CEO, Heywood Healthcare
  • Dan Rivera
    President and CEO, MassDevelopment

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