Erie County

Erie County Economic Forecast

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce will offer the 2019 Economic Forecast event free to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Kalahari.

The speaker is Ben Ayers, senior economist with Nationwide Economics supporting the company’s macro consumer analytics and macroeconomic analysis functions. Ayers’ responsibilities include analyzing and forecasting the enterprise business drivers to assist the strategic planning process. He currently authors a weekly economic review and outlook as well as commentary pieces on key economic topics. Ben is a frequent presenter of Nationwide Economics’ forecasts and analyses to internal and external groups.

Ayers holds a master of science in economics from the Ohio State University, specializing in applied economic analysis. Prior to this degree, he earned a BSBA from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, with a focus on economics and international business. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics.

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