Event: Utah economic update Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 am By Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth

What are the current housing and employment conditions in Utah? What is the outlook for the Utah economy in 2014?

On November 14, Bank of American Fork and Jim Wood, director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah, will team up to provide an update on Utah’s economy. Wood will provide insight into the current state of the Utah economy with a special focus on the housing market and employment issues. In addition, he will lay out expectations for the coming year to help you make decisions for your business. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to heidi.carmack@bankaf.com or at 801-642-3139.

Nov 14, 11:30 – 1:00

Bank of American Fork, Riverton Branch

2691 West 12600 South

Riverton, UT 84065


James A. Wood, Director, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah
James Wood joined the Bureau in 1975.  He graduated from the University of Utah in finance in 1967 and did graduate work in economics at the University of Utah from 1970 to 1974.  From 1975 to 2002 he was a senior research analyst at the Bureau and since 2002 has served as director.  His areas of research specialization are: (1) housing (2) construction (3) real estate and (4) economic development.  He currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, State of Utah Revenue Assumptions Committee, the Salt Lake Downtown Alliance Development Committee, past president of the Wasatch Front Economic Forum and a member of the board of Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services.  He has published more than 100 articles and studies on topics related to the Utah economy.

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