Two of Colorado’s top economists are the featured presenters at Moving the Economy Forward: Lessons from Driving School, an event hosted by the Regis University Office of Career Services from 5-6:30 p.m., April 14 in the Felix Pomponio Family Science Center, Coors Foundation Amphitheater at Regis University.
Alexandra Hall, chief economist for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners and economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp, will deliver a presentation that includes current and projected growth trends at the national, state and local level.
Their presentation will focus on the industry developments that are impacting the seven-county metro Denver economy, including employment and unemployment trends, population growth, construction activity, and the real estate markets.
“This event will focus on the issues that occupy so much of our current public and private discussions-the state of the economy and prospects for the job market,” said Richard Delliveneri, director of Regis University Careers Services. “Career Services is hosting two of Colorado’s top economists to shed light on these topics and offer their expertise on where we are and what to expect.”
During her 17 years with Labor Market Information, Hall gained hands-on experience in many program areas, including industry and occupation employment projections and local employment dynamics. She is currently a member of several state and national committees devoted to making recommendations on economic policy and increasing the quality of information on the labor market.
Hall was recently tapped to provide her insight on Colorado’s economy in the Denver Post article, which covered the reality of Colorado’s current unemployment rate, “I’m afraid we’re going to see this upward pressure on the unemployment rate for some time.”
Silverstein’s expertise is in economic research and economic development, including industry cluster studies and strategic economic development planning. She has extensive experience in preparing economic impact and fiscal impact analyses for community development purposes.
In addition, she serves as the consulting chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. In these roles, she compiles, interprets, and forecasts economic and demographic data for the Denver metropolitan area and performs in-depth research on issues and proposed developments impacting the region.
The event, hosted by the Regis University Office of Career Services, is free and open to the public, however, RSVPs are required. RSVP to Career Services at 303-458-3508 or careers-at-regis.edu.