Leading Economist Anirban Basu to Present an Economic Update for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Leading Economist Anirban Basu to Present an
Economic Update for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Basu Was Named One of Maryland’s 50 Most Influential People

An economist named in 2016 as one of Maryland’s 50 Most Influential People by The Daily Record will be the featured speaker at the May 18, 2021 meeting of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber). The presentation will address the state of the economy in Carroll County, the nation, and the world.

The economist, Anirban Basu, will discuss the economy in light of the pre-pandemic and post-pandemic world, and will provide a forecast for the post-pandemic society. His presentation will be held virtually starting at 8:30 a.m. This popular speaker typically draws a large group of participants and space is limited. Attendance is free of charge.

Registration is required. Go to the special registration link at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/225205683234652684

Registration is also available at the chamber website: https://carrollcountychamber.org/

Economic Update 2021: What is New?

Basu, who is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, will discuss several areas of focus: labor markets; financial markets; real estate; construction; consumer spending; business investment; international trade; and government finances.

“The presentation will focus on the capacity of the local, national, and global economies to quickly recover from the devastation wrought by COVID-19,” said Basu. “The key takeaways for the audience will be that the crisis produced big winners and losers in terms of household wealth, industries, and asset prices. Another takeaway will be that there is evidence suggesting that Carroll County’s economy is especially diverse and resilient. Finally, people will learn about massive migration from urban areas towards suburbs.”

“Anirban is a gem! He is brilliant and funny, at the same time. And anyone who can make a presentation about the economy be full of wit and enjoyable is completely worth watching,” said Chamber President and CEO Mike McMullin.

Get to Know Anirban Basu

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Basu as chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. Basu also serves as the chief economist to the Associated Builders and Contractors, and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. In addition, the Baltimore Business Journal named Basu one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010. Basu holds four graduate degrees, including a J.D. and a Ph.D.

The Chamber and The Sponsoring Organization

The presentation is sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library, a partner of the Chamber.

The Chamber regularly presents meetings that feature speakers, webinars, and networking opportunities for its 625 members, and for the local and regional community. Topics include relevant business news and information.  To learn more about upcoming events and activities, go to https://carrollcountychamber.org/ or email info@carrollcountychamber.org

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