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Economic Forecast Forum

Worcester Business Journal 2023 Economic Forecast Forum

Thank you to all of our speakers, our partner Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, our sponsors, Bank of America, Bollus Lynch, National Grid and everyone who joined us for this annual forum!

View the keynote slide presentation here.

Take the 2023 post-event survey and complete the Top Economist contest form here.

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. In addition, our panel of local business leaders from various industry sectors provide thoughts on the region’s economic trends as well as their industry-specific viewpoints.


  • Mark Melnik PhD.
    Director, Economic and Public Policy Research, UMass Donahue Institute


  • Charran Fisher
    CEO, Fisher Contracting Corporation
  • Paul Sellew
    Founder and President, Little Leaf Farms
  • Raija Vaisanen
    Associate Director, Massachusetts Workforce Association

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