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 Kyle Compton and Shane Vyskocil in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, December 11th 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.
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Kyle Compton is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for managing business development and client support operations in the Mountain West, Heartland, and Northern Plains regions. Mr. Compton has consulted on and supported a number of high-visibility economic impact analyses, including the economic impact of closing the San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico, the state economic development program of Nebraska, and major tax reform legislation in Utah.
Prior to starting at REMI, Mr. Compton was a Research Assistant in the UMass Amherst Economics department, where he evaluated the evidence of ecosystem services for disaster risk reduction as part of a forthcoming global IPCC study. Mr. Compton was also a consultant for Verité, a nonprofit organization that conducts research, advocacy and consulting on global working conditions. At Verité, he researched the labor conditions under migrant labor firms operating in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, in addition to scoring the legal and practical labor conditions of emerging economies for a socially conscious investment fund. Building on his work for Verité, he earned the James Kindahl Award in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for his paper, “Determinants of Forced Labor: Evidence from 21 Emerging Economies.”
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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.
Marriott Salt Lake City Center
220 South State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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 Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Marriott Salt Lake City Center, Sundance Room on 220 South State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
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 Salt Lake City!
Regional Economic Models, Inc.