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Second Annual Conference on Virginia’s Economic Future

Some of the nation and state ‘s top business economists gathered at George Mason University on September 14, 2016 for the Thomas Jefferson Institute’s Second Annual Conference on Virginia’s Economic Future.

"This conference helps bring the Commonwealth’s economic picture into focus," said Jefferson Institute President Mike Thompson, "and it provides some thoughts on policy changes that can help stimulate the kind of economic growth all Virginians want."

Speakers offered national, state and regional economic analysis, capped by a prediction of what the presidential election might mean for private investment outcomes. Copies of the powerpoint presentations are available below.


Dr. J. D. Foster, Incoming Chief Economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. See powerpoint here.

Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers. See powerpoint here.


Dr. Fletcher Mangum, President of Mangum Economics in Richmond, VA. See powerpoint here.

Keith Martin, Vice President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. See powerpoint here.

Brett Vassey, President of the Virginia Manufacturers’ Association. See powerpoint here.

Nicole Riley, State Director of the Virginia National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). See powerpoint here.


Dr. Terry Clower, Director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. See powerpoint here.

Private Investor Perspective:

Stephan Cassaday, President of Cassaday & Company, ranked #1 Advisor in Virginia. See powerpoint here.

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