The annual event will unveil the latest Pierce County Economic Index (PCEI), which will be presented for the first time by Dr. Martin Wurm and Dr. Neal Johnson, professors of economics at Pacific Lutheran University. The annual PCEI aims to provide an update on the economic well-being of Tacoma and Pierce County for the forthcoming calendar year. University of Puget Sound economics professors Dr. Bruce Mann and Dr. Doug Goodman presented the report for more than two decades before stepping down last year.
This year’s event will also feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin Regalia, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economic and Tax Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Regalia will discuss the environment and forecast for the national economy.
The Horizons Economic Forecast breakfast meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 9 between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, located at 1320 Broadway, in downtown Tacoma.
Event sponsors include Chase, Clear Channel Outdoor, Commencement Bank, Coordinated Care, CreoWorks, Pacific Lutheran University, PJ Hummel & Co., Port of Tacoma, Puget Sound Energy, Tacoma Public Utilities, Targa Sound Terminal, Tehaleh, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., Umpqua Bank, University of Puget Sound, and Pierce County Economic Development.
For more information and to register online, visit tacomachamber.org.