Sen. Phil Berger, who will be elected President Pro Tem of the state Senate when the legislature convenes Jan. 26, has been added to the line up of Monday's Economic Forecast Forum at the Sheraton Imperial and Convention Center in the Research Triangle Park.
Berger will share his perspective on the economy and quite probably discuss what the state's new Republican-controlled legislature plans to do about the state's $3.7 billion budget shortfall.
The annual event is coordinated by the North Carolina Bankers Association and the North Carolina Chamber. About 1,100 business leaders from across the state are expected to attend.
Other speakers include Erskine Bowles, outgoing president of the University of North Carolina system and co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, and Mark Vitner, senior economist of Wells Fargo Securities.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr was scheduled but ran into a scheduling conflict and had to bow out.
Registration information can be found here. For more information about the Economic Forecast Forum, contact Christy Santacana at the NC Bankers Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-662-7044.