Alaska Business Forum: Economic Outlook in 2019

Alaska Business Forum: Economic Outlook in 2019

  • Date(s): Thu, Jan 10, 2019
  • Time(s): 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
  • Address: 1301 Fifth Ave, Suite 1500, Seattle , WA , 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $25 pre-paid ($35 as of 1/4)
  • Non-Members: $40 pre-paid ($70 as of 1/4)
  • Additional Information: Online registration is now closed. Please register at the door.
  • Questions: Contact Hannah Holman at 206-389-7216

Join us to hear from Alaskan experts Neal Fried and Mouhcine Guettabi as they share an update on Alaska’s economic outlook for 2019 and beyond. These comprehensive presentations will include their latest findings for the Alaska economy and its impact on the Pacific Northwest.

This hour-long program will paint the economic outlook in clear and concise terms and delve into a wide variety of industries - including healthcare, oil and gas, leisure and hospitality, professional business services, and other trades that provide stability and growth in our regions.

Get the download on growing trends and issues from the past year. Our speakers will:
• Break down actual data on job growth and loss
• Investigate past recessions and timelines
• Explain residential rates, population projections and migration
• Share visitor stats on folks touring the 49th state

Neal and Mouhcine are noted for their wonderful presentation skills - painting an economic outlook in clear, concise and entertaining terms, based on extensive research and analysis. This promises to be an outstanding forum for those interested in Alaska’s outlook.



  • Neal Fried Neal Fried
    Alaska Department of Labor
  • mouhcine guettabi Mouhcine Guettabi
    Assistant Professor of Economics
    Institute of Social
    and Economic Research
About our speakers:

Neal Fried has worked as an economist in Alaska for over 30 years. He produces economic data and analysis on a variety of economic issues facing Alaska, and serves as a speaker on Alaska employment and economic issues at the request of Alaska media organizations, state agencies and public institutions, and corporations. He is a primary author of articles appearing in the monthly magazine Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor. His articles cover a wide variety of state of Alaska economic issues. Neal has served on the Governor’s Oil and Gas Policy Task Force, the Anchorage Economic Development Committee, the Governor’s Technology Task Force and others; he is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference board. He is a recipient of Governor’s 2011 Denali Peak Performance Award.

Mouhcine Guetabbi is an Assistant Professor of Economics with the Institute for Social and Economic Research at University of Alaska – Anchorage. He has authored numerous articles in various publications, including the Journal of Regional Science and the Economic Development Journal. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma State University in 2012.

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