Upcoming webinar on latest economic forecast for pandemic recovery

Due to popular demand, the United Way of Greater Kansas City, the University of Kansas and MARC will be hosting another one-hour webinar for local elected officials and managers on the projected regional economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 30 starting at 2 p.m. and is free to attend. All three speakers from June’s event will be returning with some crucial updates on their analysis.

Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at KU, will once again speak about the crossover impact of the pandemic and the economic crises on regional communities.

Jim MacDonald, chief community impact officer with the United Way of Greater Kansas City, will give an update on the needs and challenges from the perspective of social services using 211 data.

And Frank Lenk, MARC’s director of Research Services, will offer the latest forecast of our regional economic health, where we are on the recovery timeline and what industries and occupations might be most affected over the next 2-3 years.

Click here to register.