LSBE Students Present at REIF

LSBE student Austin Kuhn presents data
October 20, 2016

Students from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics will present at the Regional Economic Indicators Forum (R.E.I.F.) breakfast forum at 7 am on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Lake Superior Ballroom at DECC. The topic is transportation. Register on the REIF webpage.

The main speaker at the event will be Richard Dow Stewart, a professor at the University of Wisconsin Superior and the director of UWS's Transportation and Logistics Research Center. He is also the co-director of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute.

The REIF focuses on the economic performance of a 15-county region that includes Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. As part of this on-going project, the three schools collect and monitor data related to county-level economic performance, business and consumer confidence, and regional stock performance. Each forum also includes a special topic—transportation is featured in this report. Economic student researchers present on their research findings to date gathering data from U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages and the regional business and general population.

The intent of the REIF is to continuously build a base of information and provide pertinent data that will measure the progress of the economy and spur new ideas for economic growth and prosperity.

For more information, visit the Regional Economic Indicators Forum webpage.

SAVE THE DATE: November 1, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast + Networking from 7:00 a.m. –7:30 a.m., Program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. in the Lake Superior Ballroom at the DECC.
Featured Topic – Transportation
Register on the REIF webpage.

The REIF is made possible through the generous support of the National Bank of Commerce and governed by an advisory committee that include: 
National Bank of Commerce
College of St. Scholastica
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior
Northeast Minnesota's Small Business Development Center
Resources such as APEX and the Development Association of Superior-Douglas County will be utilized as needed.