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ROUNDTABLE – Regional Economic Forecasting: How Has Covid-19 Impacted Tourism in Colorado, Florida & Nevada? Thursday, June 18th 3 PM EST

The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all major economic sectors, with the tourism industry hit even harder than most. Across the country, people have cancelled events, gatherings, and family vacations.

The June 18th roundtable focused on regional economic forecasting, with special emphasis on the tourism market. Featured speakers from three states – Colorado, Florida, and Nevada – where tourism is a major part of the economy included:

  • Richard Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business and Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder – view his full bio here;
  • Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting at the University of Central Florida – view his full bio here; and
  • Stephen Miller, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – view his full bio here.

Welcome Message: AUBER President Patrick Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

Moderator: Kathy Deck, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama

View Stephen Miller’s presentation here.

View Sean Snaith’s presentation here.

View Richard Wobbekind’s presentation here.

Watch the full roundtable below.

June 30, 2020

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