The Minnesota Economy in 2019: Are the Good Times Still Rolling?

Back by popular demand, King Banaian, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University and longtime economic forecaster is the keynote speaker at the Gears & Gadgets 2019 kick-off program. Prof. Banaian will offer a longer view of what made Minnesota and the Twin Cities what it is, how manufacturing developed around the state and the skills that are the competitive advantages of its workers. And what does this mean for the next 12-24 months? Manufacturing business owners and your Executive team - join us to hear Dr. Banaian's economic forecast while you develop strategies, build budgets, launch new products, hire talent and identify market trends.

Clint Seehusen January 11, 2019

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DS+B is proud to be a sponsoring partner of Gears and Gadgets, hosted by Minnesota Manufacturing Executives, which provides business owners and executives with informative presentations on latest trends, networking and peer collaboration for a strong manufacturing presence in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Economy in 2019: Are the Good Times Still Rolling?

Back by popular demand, King Banaian, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University and longtime economic forecaster is our speaker at the Gears & Gadgets 2019 kick-off program.

Economies do not develop new areas of specialization randomly; they build new industries that use the skills and assets used by existing ones. In this edition of his annual forecast to Gears and Gadgets, Prof. Banaian will look back not just at the last few years but offer a longer view of what made Minnesota and the Twin Cities what it is, how manufacturing developed around the state and the skills that are the competitive advantages of its workers. Can this tell us where the next boom in Minnesota manufacturing will occur? And what does this mean for the next 12-24 months?

Manufacturing business owners and your Executive team – you’ll need to hear Dr. Banaian’s economic forecast while you develop strategies, build budgets, launch new products, hire talent and identify market trends. As you make company-wide critical decisions, he’ll help you understand the local, national and international influences that matter to your plans.


Date, Times + Location

Monday, February 11, 2019

3:30-4:00 PM | Registration

4:00-5:00 PM | Opening remarks and keynote presenter

5:00-6:00 PM | Networking Reception / Happy Hour

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

7025 Northland Drive

Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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