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University symposium to examine economy

Posted 9/18/2009

Sept. 29 event aimed at wide range of professionals

The University of Nevada, Reno is hosting an evening symposium and dinner Sept. 29 featuring Gary Zimmerman from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Dr. Keith Schwer from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Zimmerman will discuss national economic trends and Schwer will examine trends from a state perspective. The event will be at the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C from 5:15-8:05 p.m.

The session will be useful to a wide range of professionals, including health care administrators, business journalists, regional planners, budget analysts, scientists, economists, grant writers, realtors, bankers, government economists and lawmakers.

The cost is $50 per person, $40 per person for groups of four or more. Free parking will be available on the top floor of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is a short walk from the student union.

The event is sponsored by the university’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; the College of Business; Cooperative Extension; the Center for Regional Studies; the Nevada Small Business Development Center; and the Center for Economic Development. The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis are also supporting the event.

For more information, go to and click on "REAP Workshops."

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