February 12, 2014

Nobel Laureate Economist At Chamber Economic Summit

Economic development in Mercer County, capitalizing on Mercer’s competitive advantage and attracting and growing the workforce will be the focus of the Ninth Annual Mercer County Economic Summit on Thursday, February 27 at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College.

The Summit will feature Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes delivering his “Mercer County Economic Development Report” while the keynote address will be delivered by Christopher A. Sims, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Economics for his theories of macroeconomics and reality. He is currently the John F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University; he was awarded the prize during his tenure at Princeton.

Mr. Sims will provide a macro view of the national economy and its impact on the business community in the Princeton Region.

For the fourth year, Herb Taylor, vice president and corporate secretary of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia will be returning to give national and local economic updates. He will provide another perspective on the regional and statewide economy. In addition to the addresses, a panel will discuss how businesses can attract and grow their workforces. Kevin Cummings, of Investors Bank; Kristen Ballinger, of Otsuka; Sharon Marnien, of Sparta Systems; and Scott Needham of Princeton Air Conditioning will share success stories of attracting and retaining employees and their families, including working with generational and cultural differences.

The Economic Summit will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on February 27 at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, call Cheri Durst, director of events at (609) 924-1776, ext. 105, cheri@princeton
chamber.org or visit www.princetonchamber.org.