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Accurately Prepare for Tomorrow – Economic Forecast with Connor Lokar


Key segments of the US and global economy are experiencing a decelerating rate of rise while others are accelerating. We will assess the input from proven leading indicators and determine the opportunities and risks for the remainder of 2022 and for 2023 in pertinent segments of the economy.

Labor, supply chain, and prices are top of mind for today’s business leader, and we will explore current and future trends and discuss what decision makers must consider in the face of these crucial factors. A clear understanding of inflation and interest rate trends is key to preparing for the coming years.

Knowing what to plan for will place your company well ahead of the competition while increasing profit potential. In addition, we will:

  1. Assess business demand for the rest of 2022 and through 2023.
  2. Look at ITR’s key leading indicators and what they foretell about your markets.
  3. Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that have an impact on your profitability via resource allocation, budgets, expectations, and strategic planning.
  4. Deliberate on the potential impact of the midterm elections later in the year.
  5. Determine potential unintended consequences of massive government spending.
  6. Assess the health of financial market trends and their impact, if any, on the forecasts.
  7. Illustrate what inflation pressures and financial market trends likely mean for interest rates through 2023.

Time brings changes and that too can be said for our upcoming 2022 Economic Forecast.

After more than a decade serving as our national economist speaker, Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics™ CEO and Chief Economist, is passing the torch to the next generation of economic experts. We are thrilled to have Connor Lokar, speaker, and the Senior Forecaster at ITR Economics, lead our 2022 event and hopefully many years to come.

Few young economists present their insights with the authority, accuracy, and humor that Connor Lokar brings to the stage. From the intimate executive retreat, to the standing room only keynote, he delivers practical economic intelligence with charm and candor.

Connor has been giving economic keynotes, workshops, and webinars across North America since he joined ITR Economics in 2014. Using his quick wit and knack for storytelling, he leverages his youthful appearance to upend expectations and successfully captivate and educate audiences. Thousands of business leaders have enjoyed his dynamic approach; Connor emphasizes the applicability of economic intelligence and calls his audience to action.

When not on stage, Connor contributes his economic expertise in the tole of trusted advisor, consulting directly with management teams of firms large and small. ITR’s clients meet with Connor at critical planning junctures to ensure that their strategic plans, goals, and internal initiatives are in alignment with their tailored forecasts. As ITR Economics’ senior forecaster, Connor has a particularly keen understanding of how forecasts are derived. The resulting insights enable clients to make the most of their economic outlooks.

Connor specializes in construction and industrial markets but consults and presents to businesses across all industries, helping them grow revenue and remain profitable through an everchanging business cycle.

Clermont County looks forward to greeting Connor!


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