University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center

Economic Outlook Conference

Outlook 2018 | Smart Cities: Aligning Wilmington to Better Serve and Capitalize on the Growing Boomer Community
November 7, 2018 | Hotel Ballast (Formerly Hilton Wilmington Riverside) Wilmington, NC

Thank you to all for a very successful event!

Presentation Slides

2018 Presentation Slides
Outlook 2018 Presentation Slide

Photo Gallery

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2017 Outlook Conference Panelists

Media Coverage

Outlook Conference Discusses Florence's Impact on Wilmington Economy

Wilmington's economic scorecard bouncing back from Florence

Local Leaders, Economists Discuss Storm's Impact at Local Event
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

2018 Speakers


Chris Coudriet
County Manager
New Hanover County
Chris Coudriet


Michael Olender
Manager of Outreach and Advocacy
AARP North Carolina

Michael Olender


John Gizdic
President and CEO
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Paul Cozza


Economic Forecasts

Thomas Simpson, Ph.D.
Executive in Residence
Cameron School of Business
Thomas Simpson


Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Regional Economist
Cameron School of Business
Adam Jones


Brian Daley
Portfolio Manager Equity Research Head
U.S. Trust, Bank America Private Wealth Management

Brian Daley



Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

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and supporting sponsors:

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