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What Are the Significant Economic Issues Facing Businesses in 2013? Conference Presented by UA to Address

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Gain insight into what to expect this year by attending the 2013 Economic Outlook Conference presented by The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Leading local experts will assess prospects for the state and the nation in the year ahead as well as look back at how the economy performed in 2012. The conference takes place Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center. Talks begin at 9:30 a.m., and the luncheon ends at 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 10.

Speakers include Dr. David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Dr. Sam Addy, director of CBER and associate dean for research and outreach in the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

The luncheon keynote address, “Where have we been. Where are we going?,” will be delivered by Dr. David Bronner, chief executive officer of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.

Sponsors of the 2013 Economic Outlook Conference are the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Alabama International Trade Center, Alabama Power, Alabama SBDC Network, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Boeing, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, ServisFirst Bank, Sterne Agee and Vulcan Materials.

Conference registration and information is available online at The conference fee of $150 includes the Alabama Economic Outlook publication, conference materials and lunch. Phone the Center at 205/348-6191 for assistance with registration.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.