this session, Dr. Roger Tutterow provides a timely overview of the
national, regional and your state economy. Special emphasis will be
placed on evidence of resurgence in the manufacturing sector, the
outlook for consumer spending and the retail sector, the role of
currency valuation on the balance of trade, the ongoing normalization of
interest rates and monetary policy, performance of real estate markets
and the implications of ongoing changes in the political and regulatory
climate for the financial services industry.