Business Magazine - October 2022

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What happened in the economy 2022, and what does the economic forecast look like for 2023? What are the real facts and figures behind global, national and local economic trends, and what do the leading economic indicators tell us about the future? Join us for lunch at the MBA’s annual Economic Outlook briefing on Thursday, December 8, as we hear from two of the region’s widely respected economists as they address these timely topics that could impact your organization and more. Ken Louie, Ph.D. is the director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE) and an associate professor of Economics at Penn State Behrend. He is regularly sought out by news media for his commentary on the regional economy, as well international trade and finance, labor economics and economic development. He received the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Award for Excellence in Teaching and was a Fulbright Lecturer in the People’s Republic of China in 1998. Oluwaropo A. (Abbey) Omodunbi, Ph.D., is an assistant vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to PNC’s regional, national and international economic analysis and forecasts, including coverage of metropolitan area economies throughout PNC’s footprint. Omodunbi is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS News and MarketWatch. He also regularly appears as a guest on NPR.