Economic Update Series

The Montana Chamber Foundation, along with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, hosts this annual series to provide brief mid-year updates and economic projections for local, state, and national economies. The series takes place in multiple cities each year. The program lasts approximately one-and-a-half hours.


2020 Economic Update – Dr. Barkey Presentation

What Now, What Next?

Across the globe, businesses are faced with uncertainty, creating critical challenges.  More than 100,000 American small businesses have already closed their doors permanently.  An estimated 7.5 million more are at risk of permanent closure.  Retail companies on bankruptcy watch lists are growing daily.  Some pan this as the worst economic crisis since the 1930’s depression.  The business community is closely watching global markets in a quest for answers; to alleviate some of the uncertainty.

Join Dr. Pat Barkey from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research  for mid-year economic projections including local, state, and national economies.  Learn more about what is on the horizon – recession or recovery.

    Thank you to our 2020  Sponsors: Boeing, Charter Communications, First Interstate Bank, Glacier Bancorp, Microsoft, Montana State Fund, Northern Broadcasting System, and NorthWestern Energy.

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    “This is timely information and on track with what I am seeing in business now. Presenters tie in international, national, state and local perspectives.”