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Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector

January 21, 2021 - January 22, 2021

The Illinois City/County Management Association, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies invite you to the:

11th Annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that Will Impact the Public Sector a VIRTUAL EVENT, Thursday, January 21 & Friday, January 22, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Schedule

12:45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Economic & Industry Perspectives
Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Real Estate Perspectives: Community Strategies for Coping with Development Impacts of  COVID and Demographic Waves
Stephen B. Friedman, President, SB Friedman Development Advisors, Moderator

  • How Are These Trends Impacting Commercial Markets and Location Choice?
    Mary Ludgin, Senior Managing Director and Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman
  • Impacts on Residential Preferences and Need for Workforce and Affordable Housing , Fran Lefor-Rood, Senior Vice President, SB Friedman
  • Are Place-making and TOD Still the Right Strategies?
    Elizabeth Schuh, Former CMAP Principal Policy Analyst and Project Manager of ON TO 2050
    Regional Plan, Special Project Manager, SB Friedman

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Future Trends in Health and Labor
Greg Kuhn, Associate Director, Center for Governmental Studies, Moderator
Ben Gehrt, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith
Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President/Principal, The Horton Group

Friday, January 22, 2021 Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Economic Overview and What Should Local Governments Do in the New Economic Order? (Things really are different after COVID)
Sofia Anastopoulos, Executive Director, Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, Moderator
Jason Headings, Meeder Investment Management
Jason Click, Meeder Investment Management

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Update
Cindy Tomei, Vice President, Illinois Manufacturing Association
Carl Woodward, Woodward & Associates


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dynamic Trends in the Current and Future Retail Environment Kelly Cofer, CEO, The Retail Coach


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