Anne Alexander

University of Wyoming Professor of Economics Anne Alexander.

There are just a few tickets left for the Casper Economic Forecast Luncheon this Thursday, Feb. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online sales for the tickets end tomorrow, Jan. 31 – online tickets are just $25 and you can buy them by clicking here. There will also be a few tickets available at the door for $30.

The event, presented by the Wyoming Business Report and the Wyoming Business Alliance will feature UW economic Dr. Anne Alexander and a panel of Casper experts including Carter Napier, Casper city manager; Charles Walsh, CEO of CAEDA; Brook Kaufman, CEO of Casper Area CVB; and entrepreneur and executive committee member of Endow, Jerad Stack.

If you have not heard Dr. Alexander speak on the economy, you are in for a treat, as she frames the discussion with a focus on human terms in addition to the usual data.

“The economy is not a bunch of job reports that materialize at the beginning of the month, it’s not (gross domestic product), it’s not graphs,” Alexander said. “It’s people – we’re the economy. What I’m doing every day, what you’re doing every day, that’s the economy. Those numbers are just a snapshot of a point in time, but the economy is us. So in this (panel discussion), I’ll take every chance I get to make sure people understand this.”

The panel will share their insights on their sectors of the economy and will be tasked with exploring how the Endow program will impact Casper and the region.

“This is quite a group,” Alexander said. “They are all innovators. They all have ideas that will work for Wyoming – things that we can do even if they do take effort and a lot of investment. That’s what we need.”

To join the conversation on Thursday, buy your tickets here by Jan. 31. The cost is $25, and admission will include a free copy of the Wyoming Business Report’s Book of Lists – the definitive guide to the biggest, most successful companies in almost every industry across the state. A few $30 tickets will be available at the door.

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