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Wednesday, May 22 | 8 - 11:50 a.m.
"Mapping the Economy: Pitfalls and Opportunities"
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- Rajeev Dhawan, director and professor, Economic Forecasting Center, Georgia State University
- Richard Curtin, research professor and director, Surveys of Consumers, University of Michigan
- Robert A. Dye, Ph.D., senior VP and chief economist, Comerica Bank
- Frank K. Norton, Jr., CEO and chairman, Norton Holdings
- Economists: Atlanta, state step up recovery a bit
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 23, 2012
In his quarterly forecast, Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center predicted Atlanta will add 37,600 jobs this year and 47,300 in 2013. That’s a switch from 2011 when the area was losing employment.
- State makes progress in biotech field
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - April 22, 2012
Pharmaceutical manufacturing company Baxter International recently decided to build its largest U.S. plasma processing plant 40 miles east of Atlanta in Social Circle. “This is what I call high-tech manufacturing, which is even better than the durable goods kind,” said Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center. Like the recent hoopla over a new Caterpillar plant planned near Athens, Baxter’s announcement promises thousands of more skilled, higher paid jobs. “Caterpillar’s future will be determined by world grain prices and China’s health, and this [Baxter plant] will be immune to that,” Dhawan said.
- Gasoline prices about to pinch
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - March 31, 2012
Gas prices are still rising, and the pinch will get worse, said Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center. “As we come into a warm summer — even a normal summer — once the air conditioner comes on, there will be no relief for the pocketbook,” Dhawan said. “And if it’s a hot summer, we will feel it even more.”
- Henry left with no local banks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - February 19, 2012
Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center says the absence of a hometown bank in Henry County may be a sign that there "were too many banks in the same kind of activity… So now, by definition, you'll need a little less banking," Dhawan added.
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About the director, Dr. Rajeev Dhawan
In an industry where nothing is certain, Rajeev Dhawan speaks with confidence and clarity. Dhawan's persistently accurate projections for the national, Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies have established his status as one of the country's top economic forecasters. Major media outlets regularly seek his trusted commentary - news sources like The Wall Street Journal and CNN. Dhawan offers insight and assurance during especially unsettling times.
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