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COVER ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN YEEFollow the money in 2015: new industry, new commercial and residential construction, plus community-wide growth in Bryan and College Station. Add in future growth at Texas A&M and you have the blueprint for information that will be presented at this year's annual Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference on January 28.

 

COVER ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN YEEFollow the money in 2015: new industry, new commercial and residential construction, plus community-wide growth in Bryan and College Station. Add in future growth at Texas A&M and you have the blueprint for information that will be presented at this year’s annual Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference on January 28.

Looking ahead into 2015 with new industry, new commercial and residential construction, and the attendant city, county and transportation infrastructure that must accompany a growing community, knowing where and how those factors will affect the Brazos Valley is a key question. Add to that the future blueprint for growth at Texas A&M University and you have the basis for this year’s annual Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference.

Presenting two panels representing local governance, commercial and residential research trends as well as a keynote address by Cindy Yang, small business expert for NerdWallet.com, the Economic Outlook Conference scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, at the College Station Hilton Hotel will provide insight into how these factors will impact the Brazos Valley economy in 2015.

 

 

Register for the Economic Outlook Conference: 
Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
(979) 260-5200

Online: bcschamber.org


Economic Outlook Conference Schedule

Registration Opens
7:30 a.m.

Welcome
8 a.m.

Session 1
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
What’s going on at a national level?

Break
8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Session 2
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
What Does It Mean?

Panel discussion with representatives from Bryan and College Station, as well as Dr. Jerry Strawser, vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer from Texas A&M University.

Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Dr. James Gaines, research economist, Texas Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. For a preview of Dr. Gaines presentation, see Texas Upward Trends in Real Estate on page 8.

Break
11:45 a.m. – 12 noon

Lunch Service
12 noon – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
12:15 p.m.
Cindy Yang, Small Business Expert, NerdWallet.com

Keynote Speaker Cindy YangMeet and greet with Cindy Yang, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

About Keynote Speaker Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang is the head of NerdWallet’s small business department. NerdWallet’s small business division connects entrepreneurs with advice and tools to answer entrepreneurs’ funding, tax and legal questions. Prior to NerdWallet, Cindy worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she majored in international economics. 

About NerdWallet

NerdWallet creates user-friendly tools, crunches numbers and gives consumers all the results, unfiltered. Across banking, credit cards, small business, education, health care, insurance, investments, mortgages, shopping and travel, NerdWallet offers data-driven tools and impartial information to help consumers make solid decisions about the money they work hard to earn.

About NW Small Business

Entrepreneurs face a maze of decisions: Where can I access funding? How should I incorporate? When should I file taxes? 

NerdWallet’s Small Business division helps small business owners in three ways: Connecting business owners with verified experts NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor where over 900 experts answer questions every day; sharing unbiased information through NerdWallet’s online education center; offering simple comparisons across financing choices.  

We do this so that small business owners can focus on what’s really important – growing their business,” says Yang.