MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Professor Releases Fall New England Economic Forecast Nov. 14
Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
November 8, 2006

NEWS EDITORS: If you would like to attend the conference, 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.


WHAT: New England Economic Forecast presented by Ross Gittell, University of New Hampshire James R. Carter Professor and professor of management, at the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) fall conference.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough, Westborough, Mass. Located at the junction of I-495 and U.S. Route 9, just north of the Massachusetts Turnpike (exit 11A). From Route 495 north or south, take exit 23B, which is Route 9 West, then 1st exit onto Computer Drive/Research Drive. Bear right off ramp. The hotel is 1/2 mile on the left hand side.

BACKGROUND: Gittell is the regional forecast manager and vice president of NEEP. His analysis will include regional and state comparison forecasts of overall economic activity and employment growth. Gittell's New England forecast will be followed by more in-depth discussions for each state in the region.

In addition, Jeffrey Sohl, director of the UNH Center for Venture, will present an analysis of entrepreneurship in the region, which is the focus of the NEEP conference, “New England's Entrepreneurial Engine: Building Tomorrow's Economy Today.” The conference will explore the role of entrepreneurs and small business in shaping the future of the New England economy and the policy imperatives that can support the kind of entrepreneurial environment New England needs to thrive.

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