States need to be prepared in order to make tough policy decisions once the next recession hits the financial sector, whether that means implementing new taxes and/or cutting back on government spending.
Please feel free to join REMI economic associates Cameron Luther and Shane Vyskocil in Olympia, Washington on Thursday, November 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for “When the Music Stops: Ranking Policies and Projects in a Downturn,” our upcoming luncheon presentation that evaluates the planning strategies for several states as the economy anticipates public finance disruptions.
According to a survey administered by the National Association for Business Economics, there is a 60% chance that a recession could occur by the end of 2020. Despite these odds, state funding and surpluses can only be accessed to combat the most mild of economic slowdowns.
Prioritizing government spending and finance options can be achieved within REMI’s dynamic modeling software. Analysts in numerous industries utilize the REMI suite of models to examine and describe the impacts and effects of various improvements and public policies.
This includes the economic effects of transportation improvements, the financial considerations associated with raising the minimum wage, the employment impacts of incentives and tax policy changes, and the economic implications of energy and environmental regulations.
An overview of the nation’s macroeconomic outlook, a demonstration on how to perform economic policy analysis, and the introduction of the newly-added project prioritization feature in our modeling software will be provided as part of this luncheon presentation.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Kendell Sweeney-Thomas at Kendell.Sweeney-Thomas@remi.com, contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169, or click below to register.
REGISTER FOR THIS LUNCHEON
Cameron Luther is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for client support and business development. While studying at Ohio State, Mr. Luther was heavily involved in Columbus’ Smart Cities program. He served as a liaison between Columbus and OSU, assisting the city with utilizing university expertise. He was also a founder of Smart Campus, a student group dedicated to applying novel technology to campus problems. As a result, he is interested in using REMI’s many products to analyze the complex issues modern cities and regions face.
While at Ohio State, Mr. Luther also conducted research, investigating neuroeconomic explanations for recent findings in behavioral economics. Mr. Luther graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a concentration in Statistics.)  => Array ( [speakers_name] => Shane Vyskocil [speakers_designation] => REMI [speakers_image] => Array ( [ID] => 6859 [id] => 6859 [title] => Shane Vyskocil [filename] => Shane-Vyskocil-e1560883066925.jpeg [filesize] => 37945 [url] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-e1560883066925.jpeg [link] => https://www.remi.com/events-site/2019-remi-amherst-educational-conference/shane-vyskocil/ [alt] => [author] => 1 [description] => [caption] => [name] => shane-vyskocil [status] => inherit [uploaded_to] => 6240 [date] => 2019-06-18 18:37:38 [modified] => 2019-06-18 18:37:38 [menu_order] => 0 [mime_type] => image/jpeg [type] => image [subtype] => jpeg [icon] => https://www.remi.com/wp-includes/images/media/default.png [width] => 275 [height] => 359 [sizes] => Array ( [thumbnail] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-150x150.jpeg [thumbnail-width] => 150 [thumbnail-height] => 150 [medium] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-230x300.jpeg [medium-width] => 230 [medium-height] => 300 [medium_large] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-768x1003.jpeg [medium_large-width] => 768 [medium_large-height] => 1003 [large] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-784x1024.jpeg [large-width] => 784 [large-height] => 1024 [1536x1536] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-e1560883066925.jpeg [1536x1536-width] => 275 [1536x1536-height] => 359 [2048x2048] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shane-Vyskocil-e1560883066925.jpeg [2048x2048-width] => 275 [2048x2048-height] => 359 ) ) [speakers_description] =>
Shane Vyskocil is an Economic Associate at REMI, working to promote the modeling software’s capabilities and provide information to clients. He has supported several clients in the state of California, as well as the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, with their fiscal-, economic development-, and transportation-related projects.
Before joining REMI, Mr. Vyskocil interned with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s (NJBIA) Government Affairs team, conducting research on economic issues affecting New Jersey and monitoring various legislative bills at committee hearings. Ahead of his work with the NJBIA, Mr. Vyskocil was a Research Assistant at Bryant University and a Congressional Intern for the state of New Jersey.
The Olympia Center
Meeting Room 100
222 Columbia St. NW
Olympia, WA 98501
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our luncheon “When the Music Stops: Ranking Policies and Projects in a Downturn” on Thursday, November 14th, 2019.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The Olympia Center, Meeting Room 100 on 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Olympia!
Regional Economic Models, Inc.