Meeting Information
Economic Update & Forecast for NC, the Triangle, & USA - Dr Michael Walden
Wednesday October 12, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm US/Eastern GMT-4:00
Pinnacle Financial Partners
3515 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

Host: Jack Dinno, Senior Vice President - Pinnacle Financial Partners
It is on the south side of Glenwood Avenue, inside the 440 beltline. Use the parking lot in the back of the building. Enter through the double doors in the middle of the building and walk straight ahead to the reception area in suite 100. Someone should be there to greet you and direct you to the meeting room down the hall to your left.

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Topic: Pandemic, Recession, Inflation, Another Recession: When Will the Economy Return to Normal? 


The speaker will review the economic recovery since the pandemic, current issues being confronted (labor shortages, gas prices, inflation, Federal Reserve policy) and forecasts for the upcoming years. 


Where is this economy going with 40+ year record inflation?  When will gas prices get back to where they were 2 years ago?  Will they ever get that low?  What about the recession – current and future?  What is expected to happen with employee availability & commitment, quality of employees, work force demands on employers?  When will the economy return to ‘normal’ and what is the new normal?  Dr Walden always has great, factual based statistics and non-partisan projections. This information can help you with your strategic plan for 2023 and beyond. 


Speaker: Michael Walden, Ph.D., William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University and President of Walden Economic Consulting, LLC 


Michael Walden, Ph.D. is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University and President of Walden Economic Consulting, LLC.  During his 43 years on the faculty at NC State, Walden became recognized as an expert on the state economy and public policy.  He is the author of twelve books and over 300 articles and reports, and he has made 3000 personal appearances.  Walden is also a frequent contributor to the national and state media and continues to write a biweekly newspaper column.   


He has won numerous awards, including two Champion-Tuck Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting, the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service, the Holladay Medal for Excellence from North Carolina State University, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. 


His new book is Re-Launch: How the Family Can Be Renewed and the American Dream Revived in the New Independent Lifestyle of the Post-Pandemic Economy. Walden is a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Association, and he resides in Raleigh with his wife, Mary. 



6:00 to 6:30 pm – Open Networking 

6:30 to 6:45 pm – Welcome, thank our host, up-coming events, and general comments. 

6:45 to 7:45 pm – The speakers will talk for 45 minutes to an hour saving time for questions

7:45 to 8:00 pm – Open networking


Please Register no later than EOD, October 10thso our host has a good headcount to plan for food and drinks. 


About the Raleigh, NC Chapter 

The Raleigh chapter has over 800 members and meets monthly, generally on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Meeting locations vary so be sure to double check this each month. Guests and prospective FENG members are always welcome. First-timers are given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the other chapter members. Most meetings include a speaker and current topic of interest to our members. 

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know each other.


Registration: If you are planning to attend, please register early to help us get an accurate headcount and help our hosts plan for their hospitality needs. 




For meeting information, please contact:

Ted Bachman

(919) 606-3477
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