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January 29-March 13, 2019





44th Annual Economic Outlook Seminar

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Economic Outlook Seminar 2019

This half-day seminar and luncheon highlights the latest economic trends for local economies and the state.

Why Attend EOS 2019?

BBER economists present national, state and local economic forecasts for each seminar city and industry experts will give their outlook for Montana’s important sectors, including tourism, health care, real estate and housing, agriculture, manufacturing, energy and forest products.

Where Can I Attend?

EOS 2019 will travel to nine cities across the state and provide a live webcast for other regions. This year we will visit Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Kalispell, Sidney and Miles City, Montana.

About the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research has been providing information about Montana’s state and local economies for 70 years. Located at the University of Montana, the bureau is the research and public service branch of the College of Business.

On an ongoing basis, the bureau analyzes local, state and national economies; provides annual income, employment and population forecasts; conducts research on manufacturing, forest products, health care and survey research at its on-site call center. It publishes the award-winning Montana Business Quarterly and presents its annual economic outlook seminars in cities throughout Montana each year.

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Seminar Schedule

EOS 2019 schedule of cities, dates and venues.


January 29, 2019
Tuesday, 8am-1pm
Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Blvd.

Great Falls

January 30, 2019
Wednesday, 8am-1pm
Hilton Garden Inn
2520 14th St. SW.


February 1, 2019
Friday, 8am-1pm
Hilton Garden Inn
3720 N. Reserve St.


February 5, 2019
Tuesday, 8am-1pm
Doubletree Hotel
27 N. 27th St.


February 6, 2019
Wednesday, 8am-1pm
The Commons / Live Webcast
1794 E. Baxter Ln.


February 7, 2019
Thursday, 8am-1pm
NorthWestern Energy General Office
11 E. Park St.


February 12, 2019
Tuesday, 8am-1pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1840 U.S. 93 S.


March 12, 2019
Tuesday, 8am-1pm
1500 N. Central Ave.

Miles City

March 13, 2019
Wednesday, 8am-1pm
Sleep Inn & Suites
1006 S. Haynes Ave.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring EOS 2019, we’d love to hear from you. Our economic outlook seminars are an important Montana event with over 40 years of satisfied attendees.

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The Speakers

Our lineup of speakers include industry and economic experts focused on Montana.

Patrick Barkey

Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Paul Polzin

Director emeritus of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Norma Nickerson

Director of the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research

Brandon Bridge

Economist at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

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A recent Gallup study found 45 percent of Montanans were dissatisfied with the availability of good affordable housing.

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Get the latest information on EOS 2019, plus articles from our speakers.

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