The Texas economy is accelerating in nearly every business sector. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently increased their forecast for more hiring in Texas in 2017, with the creation of 309,200 new jobs by the end of this year.
In Dallas, relocations, finance and professional services continue to lead the way in innovation and hiring. When adding in growth in health care, technology, manufacturing and construction, if the pace continues, 2018 should be a good year for Texas businesses in Dallas and across the state.
Join Texas CEO Magazine and the University of Texas at Dallas as we invite you to attend the 2018 Economic Forecast: Accelerating, on Friday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank.
David Walls, President & CEO, Austin Industries
TOPIC: Commercial Construction
Austin Industries is the parent company to Austin Commercial, Austin Bridge & Road and Austin Industrial. David began his career with Austin Commercial ias a project engineer and has served as president of Austin Commercial and president of Austin Bridge & Road, in addition to his current CEO position.
David currently serves as a trustee of Baylor Scott & White Health Care System and as a director on the TEXO board, the largest commercial contractors’ association in Texas.
David earned his B.S. in Construction Technology from the University of Houston, an M.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
Mine Yücel, SVP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
TOPIC: Economic Overview
Mine has been with the Bank since 1989. Prior to becoming research director she was head of the Bank’s micro/regional/energy group and director of publications. Yücel is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president on regional and energy issues and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.
Mine serves on the executive board of the National Association for Business Economics and the Global Interdependence Center, and the University of Texas at Dallas Energy Board. She received the USAEE Senior Fellow Award in 2007, the Energy Journal Best Paper Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2015.
Before joining the Bank, Mine was an assistant professor of economics at Louisiana State University. She has a BS and MS in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a PhD in economics from Rice University in Houston.
Dennis McCuistion, TV Host & Clinical Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas
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