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How Econ Data Can Help Finance Officers Better Understand

As local governments face massive revenue shortfalls and record unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, finance officers must use all of the tools and at their disposal to navigate these uncertain times. GFOA recently launched a series of economic indicator dashboards to aid finance officers in this challenging task. The dashboards include data and visualizations related to: employment, COVID-19 predictions, the market, housing, income and personal debt, and local tax revenue. The session will begin with a discussion of notable trends found in the dashboards and implications for the economy at large and discussion of various trends at the state and local level. This will be followed by a discussion with Matt Millar from Hubbard Decision Research Group who have been making highly acclaimed COVID-19 forecasts since January. The other three speakers offer different yet complementary perspectives on the topic and will share strategies local governments are employing.


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10/5/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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