Fate of our local economy, a past-year review and future forecast and overview of the city’s past, current and upcoming projects are in store for business community attendees, stakeholders and interested citizens Thursday at the Benson Economic Outlook Luncheon.

Doors open at 11 a.m., program begins at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Benson Unified School District, 360 S. Patagonia St.

Hosted by Cochise College Small Business Development Center and Center for Economic Research, the program includes a presentation from Benson City Manager Vicki Vivian and Dr. Robert Carreira, chief economist at Center for Economic Research, who will offer the review and economic outlook for the coming year.

There are signs, albeit slight, local and regional economies are beginning to turn a corner with regard to the 2008 recession and collapse and which Cochise County has yet to recover from. That’s according to a recent CER analysis that reported that showed the county’s first job gains in a year.

Contact SBDC at (520) 515-5478 or NortonR@cochise.edu or visit www.CochiseEconomy.com for more information.









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