Special Forum 2017-05 Wisconsin's Next Best Economy in 15 Years
Wisconsin’s (and La Crosse County’s) Best Economy in 15 Years
Koskinen will look at our state's economy from a variety of perspectives and provide:
projections for what lies ahead.
examination local and regional data
highlight which sectors have improved and which ones continue to struggle.
SPACE IS LIMITED
to 70 individuals.
Please RSVP quickly.
Testimonials From Prior Presentations
“John Koskinen’s presentation [translated] state economic trends into future business direction. Understanding the unique economic attributes of Wisconsin will assist me in shaping the blood center’s staffing, healthcare and business strategies over the next three to five years.“
John A. Hagins
President & CEO
The Community Blood Center, Appleton
“It was refreshing to hear John Koskinen’s presentation. Unlike the recent months of political spin on the U.S. and Wisconsin economies, he brought data and facts to show that Wisconsin business is strong and continuing to grow and prosper.”
President & CEO
Appleton Coated LLC
“We were very pleased with John’s presentation to our Investors and Board members. His review of Wisconsin’s economy and our local market as well as his perspective on future trends was extremely valuable for our attendees."
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
About the Speaker
Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue
John Koskinen served as the Chief Economist and Administrator for the Division of Research and Policy Analysis, Wisconsin Department of Revenue from 2007 until 2015. He rejoined the DOR earlier this year as the State Economist to the Secretary.
John has testified on the Wisconsin economy before multiple standing committees of the state legislature. He has presented on Wisconsin economic outlook to the various groups around the state including state and regional economic development associations, colleges and universities, financial institutions, rating agencies, and trade associations. He has been cited as a commentator on the state's economy in the press, radio, and television throughout the state and around the country.
Prior to joining the Department of Revenue in 2007, John served as the Staff Economist for the Governor's Budget Office, Wisconsin Department of Administration from 1979 to 2007.
He started his professional career at the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, moved on to the Department of Commerce, then back to graduate school before settling in at DOA.
John has his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Marquette University. He has done additional graduate studies in Economics at Northwestern University and computer science at the University of Wisconsin.
The Forum is an advocacy event designed to bring you in touch with thought-leaders in our government at the local, state and federal level. These happen monthly on the second Monday at the Chamber. Occasionally, we have a Special Forum to accommodate the schedules and time needed for particular speakers and topics.