Executive Briefing Features National Economist
Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist for RSM US LLP was the keynote speaker for a special Roundtable Executive Briefing on February 20th at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Over 120 members and guests were in attendance.
Brusuelas provided a brief but comprehensive global and U.S. economic forecast based on growth of 1.8% with downside risk. His current outlook for 2019 includes: growth deceleration with risks around trade deficits and business investment, uncertainty over trade policy, slowing of growth (after the recent tax cuts), challenging business outlays on capital expenditures (software, equipment & intellectual property) and modest household spending.
The Roundtable also heard economic development reports from Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen.
The next meeting of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable will be June 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. Governor Kevin Stitt will be the keynote speaker.