2024 Economic Outlook: Navigating Ohio's Future

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Ohio Chamber of Commerce
34 S Third Street, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215


This event is designed to provide business leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders with comprehensive insights into the economic forecast for Ohio in 2024. It aims to explore key economic indicators, emerging industry trends, and potential challenges that may impact the state's economy. The forum will serve as a platform for experts to share their predictions, enabling attendees to make informed decisions and strategize effectively for the year ahead.

Event Agenda 

10:45-11:00 AM              Check-in & Registration

11:00-11:10 AM               Welcome & Introduction

11:15-11:50 AM               Keynote Address: National Economic Trends and Forecast for 2024

  • Mason Pierce, Head of Economics at Owens Corning
  • A comprehensive overview of the national current economic landscape.

11:50 AM-12:00 PM       LUNCH

12:00-12:30 PM              Ohio’s Economy Address: Ohio OBM Speaker

12:30-1:15 PM                Ohio’s Economic Trends and Projections

  • Expert panelists from various sectors (manufacturing, technology, agriculture, etc.) discuss trends and future prospects.
    • David Brasington, Professor at University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business
    • Ben Demko, SVP, Director of Applied Economics and Analytics at KeyBank
    • Edward “Ned” Hill, Professor of Economic Development at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Knowlton College of Architecture at The Ohio State University
    • Elizabeth Schuster, CEO & Environmental Economist at Sustainable Economies Consulting
    • Joe Simkins, Senior Economist at TEConomy Partners
    • Kuzey Yilmaz, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Cleveland State University

1:15-1:30 PM                  Audience Questions

General Admission


34 S Third St., Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43215 | 614-228-4201