Economic Forecast for NW Ottawa County 2023

Economic Forecast

Date(s) - February 7, 2023
7:30am - 9:30am

Trillium Event Center

Join us to hear the 2023 Economic Forecast for Northwest Ottawa County from Dr. Paul Isely, Associate Dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. This is the annual report for the business outlook of the West Michigan region’s economic conditions.

Dr. Paul Isely is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Economics for Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He joined the GVSU faculty in 1995 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. He also holds an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University and a dual B.S. in Physics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Isely has taught many different courses at GVSU including: Environmental Economics which looks at sustainable and efficient resource usage; Business Cycles and Growth which studies the national and regional economies; and Economics Capstone which teaches modeling by using housing data from West Michigan. His academic research builds from these classes and focuses on the benefits of innovation.

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