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Turnkey Outreach Projects for Your AUBER Center
Web-Based County-Level Economic Analysis and Workshops
61st Annual AUBER Fall Conference
October 13-16, 2007
Pensacola, Florida
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2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
"Act I - Scene I: Here is a Turnkey Project for Your AUBER Center!"
Richard Mack introduces the session and the participants. He introduces & gives background on the PNREAP project in terms of the web site, the role of hosting AUBER member institutions and the associated outreach workshops held in conjunction with BEA.
Richard Mack, Department of Economics, Central Washington University
2:40 p.m. - 3 p.m.
"Dancing with PNREAP"
Gary Smith gives a brief web based review & orientation to the project and further background on the connection of the PNREAP project with BEA outreach. Gary then does a live dance on the PNREAP web site.
Gary Smith, Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
"Outreach in BEA's Strategic Plan: How Partnering with PNREAP and AUBER Centers in the Pacific Northwest Filled the Bill"
Rob Brown discusses the BEA's REMD outreach activities in general (with reference to the strategic plan) and discusses the PNREAP/BEA workshops in association with the AUBER affiliates (Nevada, Montana & Washington). Rob discusses how these workshop differ from BEA's more traditional outreach activities in association with AUBER, PNREC, C2ER (ACCRA) and AAEA.
Rob Brown, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Measurement Division
3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
"How Do you Deliver Local Area Economic Analysis for 57 Counties in a Small Rural State? or....Why We Enrolled in the Montana Regional Economic Analysis Project"
Paul Polzin discusses why he enrolled the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research as the lead host institution for to the Montana Regional Economic Analysis Project. Paul will discuss how BBER joined in organizing a workshop in partnership with PNREAP and BEA to enabled BBER to connect with and deliver an outreach program for audiences he had not previously reached. Paul will introduce the other AUBER members who co-hosts the Montana-REAP (or other suggestions?).
Paul Polzin, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Univeristy of Montana
3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
"Local Area Economic Analysis - Improving the Conversation (Benefits of PNREAP to Practitioners and Our Center"
Hart Hodges discusses how the PNREAP/BEA model is attractive to bankers, real estate brokers, and builders - as well as how it serves as a tool to help people ask better questions about the local or regional economy. The Center for Economic and Business Research at Western Washington University is the host institution for the Washington Regional Economic Project and Hart hosted a workshop, where a majority of the participants were lenders, realtors, and economic development practitioners. Hart will highlight ongoing discussions in his area about economic development and income inequality that have benefited from the PNREAP/BEA model.
Hart Hodges, Center for Economic and Business Research, Western Washington University
3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
"Running & Gunning with PNREAP in the Pacific Northwest: A Tale Told by a User"
Richard Mack discusses illustrates how the web site materials are used and adapted by others doing applied research and outreach in the Pacific Northwest.
Richard Mack, Department of Economics, Central Washington University
3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Would this Project Be Right for Your AUBER Center?"
Richard, Hart, Paul & Gary will facilitate a discussion with the audience about how and why or why not they might elect to host the web site and organize a workshop for their state.
Richard Mack, Department of Economics, Central Washington University
Hart Hodges, Center for Economic and Business Research, Western Washington University
Paul Polzin, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Univeristy of Montana
Gary Smith, Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project
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