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2020 Economic Forecast Evening

National Economist Brian Wesbury Returns to Space Coast

Economic forecasting event set for January 16.

SPACE COAST, Fla. (November 8, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and Allen & Company of Florida will present the 3rd Annual Economic Forecast Evening, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Radisson Resort at Port Canaveral.

For the third consecutive year, nationally recognized Chief Economist Brian Wesbury of First Trust Advisors returns as keynote speaker. A former Wall Street Journal pick for the nation’s top economic forecaster, Wesbury has been called ‘a breath of fresh air’ in the world of economics, connecting to audiences with his easy to understand language, clear forecasts, and energetic personality.


“We start off the year with this event to equip our business community with a better understanding of key issues and trends, which may affect our economy,” said EDC President and CEO Lynda Weatherman. “Guests will leave with the ability to make more informed decisions for business and personal investments.”

“This forecast evening originated from the idea that independent business owners needed exposure to economic intelligence. The macro level of material that Mr. Wesbury shares translates significant concepts into easily digestible, relevant data that paints an economic landscape for businesses both small and large”, comments Ralph Allen, he further comments, “each year I feel the same way, that this year is the most critical in our countries history, and this year is no different.”

Allen & Company will provide Continuing Education Credits for Florida Certified Financial Planners™ (CFP®s) for attending the Economic Forecast Evening. Florida CFP®s interested in earning up to 1.0 credits for the event must pre-register online.  At the event, they must specify their intent at the Allen & Company registration desk and receive a form that will need to be authorized at the registration desk after the event.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for registration and networking at the Radisson Resort at Port Canaveral. During the program, questions for Wesbury may be submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #EFE2020.  The question and answer period will occur shortly before the end of the program.


About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit


About Allen & Company of Florida, LLC

Since 1932 Allen & Company of Florida, LLC, has provided financial planning and wealth management services to the communities we serve.  Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, with operations in Winter Haven and Viera, Allen & Company is Florida’s oldest investment firm. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment adviser, or Allen & Company of Florida, LLC, DBA Allen & Company, a registered investment advisor and affiliate of LPL Financial.