The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Economic Summit. The event will feature Texas State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter as the keynote speaker. The summit will be held on Tuesday, February 20th at Howard Payne University's Bullion Suites in the HPU Mabee Center from 8:00 AM to 11 AM.
Lloyd Potter was appointed State Demographer on June 4, 2010. He is a professor in the Department of Demography at The University of Texas at San Antonio where he also serves as the director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER). He has extensive experience working as an applied demographer in several settings.
Dr. Potter will outline current demographic and population trends in the state of Texas and specifically Brown County and how they may impact the economic future.
U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway will also make a presentation that will outline the current economic state of the federal government and how that may impact business locally.
Also speaking at the event will be Guy Andrews, Executive Director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District and a representative from the Heartland Association of Realtors. The speakers will give an in-depth look at the local and state economy regarding sales tax, employment statistics, the real estate market, current trends and more.
The presenting sponsor for the 2018 Economic Summit is TexasBank. Gold sponsors include Coldwell Banker, Mark Campbell & Associates and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Moseley Real Estate. Silver sponsor is the Brownwood Municipal Development District.
Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, with the program from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Cost of the Economic Summit is $15 per person.
For more information or online registration, go to the Chamber's Calendar of Events: www.brownwoodchamber.org or call the office at 325.646.9535.