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Dallas Fed Conference to Examine Dallas-Fort Worth Business Climate

For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2016

Experts will also look at Texas economic outlook; global, international trends

DALLAS—Dallas-Fort Worth has become a hotspot for corporate relocations in recent years, but will that trend continue? A panel of business leaders will discuss what’s bringing companies to the region at an upcoming Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas conference.

“Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook” will be held 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Dallas Fed, 2200 N. Pearl St. Media registration is required: Jennifer Chamberlain, (214) 922-6748.

Participants can register online to attend the event. Admission is $35, with a reduced rate of $25 for students.

During the panel discussion, executives from State Farm, JPMorgan Chase and Cinépolis will shed light on why they chose to expand in North Texas and what they see as the future of the region.

The conference will also shed light on the regional economy. Texas has remained resilient despite headwinds from the energy sector collapse, and some economists have suggested that the worst of the oil bust may be over.

“The Texas economy has recently shown signs of improvement as the energy sector has stabilized and manufacturing activity has picked up,” said Dallas Fed assistant vice president and senior economist Keith R. Phillips.

Phillips and other Dallas Fed economists will look at trends and prospects for the state’s major regions—South Texas, the Gulf Coast, West Texas and North Texas.

Speakers will also examine the national and global economies. During the keynote address, Dallas Fed senior research economist and advisor Jason Saving will present “The Nation’s Gloomy Long-Term Fiscal Outlook.” Over the next 75 years, the national debt is projected to reach historically high levels. Saving will discuss how the nation’s fiscal imbalance may affect the economy and monetary policy concerns.

Additional information about the conference, including a complete list of confirmed speakers, can be found on the Dallas Fed website.

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Media contact:
Jennifer Chamberlain
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-6748
E-mail: jennifer.chamberlain@dal.frb.org