Local economic outlook presentation coming at Rowan Chamber breakfast

Local economic outlook presentation coming at Rowan Chamber breakfast
(Source: Rowan Chamber)

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Charles Dougherty will speak at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thurs., January 17, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road). Wells Fargo Bank is the sponsor of this month’s PIP.

The topic of the talk will be the 2019 economic outlook.

Charlie Dougherty is a vice president and economist with Wells Fargo Securities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he covers the commercial real estate, housing, and construction sectors of the U.S. regional and macro economy. He regularly writes indicator reports, produces special commentary, and contributes to the company’s Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary. His commentary on the regional and U.S. economy has been featured in various regional and national media publications, including Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Before joining Wells Fargo in 2017, Charlie worked as a regional economist and consultant for IHS Markit and more recently for CertainTeed, one of the largest building product manufacturers in North America.

Charlie holds a B.A. and B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics, Philadelphia Council of Business Economics, and Charlotte Economics Club.

The remaining 2018-19 PIP speakers include:

Feb. 21 – The Empire Hotel

March 21 - Salute to Agri-business

April 18 – Lisa Finaldi, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

May 16 - Laura Hamilton, “Why are you Looking for the Wizard”, Leadership Rowan Class #26 Graduation

If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tues., Jan. 15 by 5 p.m.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704.633.4221 orinfo@rowanchamber.com

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