November 16, 2017

Salt Lake City, UT - "Policy in the Trump Era"

November 02, 2017

Salt Lake City, UT - "Policy in the Trump Era"

How do you anticipate future consequences of policies at a time of political and technological upheaval? We’re living through one such era – with President Trump and Congressional Republicans attempting to overhaul taxation, regulations, and health care while, at the same time, tech entrepreneurs are transforming how we drive, shop, and conduct business.

Please join us for a daylong conference, “Policy in the Trump Era”, in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, November 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. REMI CEO and Chief Economist Fred Treyz, Ph.D. will be joined by REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. as they examine today’s most pressing topics from the vantage of dynamic economic analysis.

We will address the employment and other economic effects of major policies:

  • Amazon HQ 2.0: At What Price?: Amazon is looking for a home for its second headquarters and it is evaluating the demographics, labor supply, and quality of life of possible cities. A winning city may need to sweeten the deal with tax incentives. The question for officials: Is attracting Amazon to your region worth the investment?
  • Transportation Innovation: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The auto industry is undergoing significant changes. Advancements in automation and safety will have major economic effects on manufacturing regions.
  • Family Medical Leave: Economic Case Study: We will use an example study from the District of Columbia to demonstrate the economic modeling of labor policies.
  • Immigration Policy: Reform? Deport? Economic Effects: Federal immigration policy is a hot-button topic that stirs strong emotions. But objective economic policy analysis can clarify the issue and show differences between comprehensive and enforcement-only options.
  • Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute: From major studies of specific industries like defense, to analyses of economic development incentives, and firm-level impact studies, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute utilizes REMI PI+ for a broad range of projects. Guest presenters Juliette Tennert and John Downen of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute will discuss some recent examples of their organization’s use of PI+ to produce better informed decisions.

We’re offering this conference free of charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at or contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169.

We hope you can attend this special conference.