FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (January 17, 2012) – On Friday, Jan. 20, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host its 2012 policy conference, Creating the Environment for Growth: Solutions that Move Georgia Forward at the Loudermillk Center in Atlanta, GA. Conference attendees will hear from GBPI Executive Director Alan Essig as he discusses Georgia’s fiscal and budget trends and provides a brief overview of the Governor’s Budget Report: FY 2013.
The Keynote speaker is Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor for Vice President Joe Biden, will deliver the keynote. Bernstein is one of the nation’s leading economists and his areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons, and the analysis of financial and housing markets.
Local and national experts will present the latest budget, economic, and demographic trends in Georgia and the U.S. Panelists will discuss policy implications for Georgia’s changing landscape, and share insights into strategies and opportunities for Georgia to create jobs, grow the economy, and improve our quality of life.
GBPI 2012 Policy Conference, Creating the Environment for Growth: Solutions that Move Georgia Forward
Keynote: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor for Vice President Joe Biden
- Rep. Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly
- Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President, Georgia Health Sciences University
- Mike Cassidy, President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance
- Erroll Davis, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
- Rep. Terry England, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, Georgia General Assembly
- A.D. Frazier, President of Georgia Oak Partners and former chairman, Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians
- Mathew Hauer, Public Service Assistant, Carl Vinson Institute of Government Applied Demography Program, University of Georgia
- Chuck Meadows, Vice President, Economic Development Policy, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
- Laura Meadows, Interim Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
- Dr. Catherine Ross, Director and Harry West Chair, Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
404.420.1324 ext. 109
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About the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
GBPI is the state’s leading independent, nonpartisan nonprofit engaged in research and education about the fiscal and economic health of the state of Georgia. GBPI provides reliable, timely analysis of Georgia’s budget and tax policies, and promotes greater state government fiscal accountability, improved services and an enhanced quality of life for all Georgians.