December 08, 2017

Atlanta, GA - "Policy in the Trump Era"

October 25, 2017

Atlanta, GA - "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 Atlanta, Georgia on December 8th 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.
  • Opioid Epidemic: What We’ve Lost: The rapidly increasing need for treatment and prevention options to counteract our nation’s widespread opioid epidemic has direct and indirect effects on our regional, state, and federal economies.
  • 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 explain the differences between comprehensive and enforcement-only options.
  • Transportation Investing and Planning at the Sub-County Level: Innovative Approach to Prioritizing Transportation Projects and Discussing Regional Impacts: Colby Lancelin, Principal Planning Coordinator at the Atlanta Regional Commission, will give a presentation on transportation analysis.

We’re offering this conference at no 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.