MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Professor Presents New England Economic Outlook May 11
Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
May 8, 2006

WHAT: Ross Gittell, professor of management, the James R. Carter Professor at University of New Hampshire, and New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) vice president, will unveil the economic outlook for New England at NEEP’s spring conference.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2006

WHERE: The Wyndham Westborough Hotel (converting to Doubletree Boston/Westborough), Westborough, Mass.

BACKGROUND: Gittell will forecast the New England region’s expected overall economic activity and employment growth in the short and long-term. His analysis will include state-by-state information and be followed with more in-depth discussions for each state. Gittell will present an analysis of the region’s housing market and energy issues in the region, which is the focus of the NEEP conference, “New England's Power Puzzle: Price, Supply, Infrastructure and Regulation.” Gus Faucher, senior economist with Moody's Economy.com, will discuss the U.S. economic outlook.

The New England Economic Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing objective economic analyses and forecasts for more than 25 years.

NEWS EDITORS: If you would like to attend Professor Ross Gittell’s presentation, please confirm with Carol Hazerjian with the New England Economic Partnership at 508-660-1968 or e-mail at chazerjian@verizon.net. For more information, visit http://www.neepecon.org.