BACC release – The 31st Annual Bay Area Economic Outlook Forum will be held on Friday, December 8th, starting at 6:45 am at The Mill Casino, utilizing, once again, an in house face to face format. This event is a joint project of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Banner Bank. The schedule for our 2023 program is very similar to previous year’s, with the continued use of an introductory speaker, this time focused on the challenge of transportation issues and opportunities we have face on the southwestern Oregon coast. After the introductory piece, our Oregon Employment Department economist, Guy Tauer, appears on the agenda. Areas of local update focus are focused on Transportation this year which will include the Southwest Regional Airport on air service, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on rail services and Senator David Brock Smith on our area roads system. The popular feature “Home Grown Business Successes” will highlight two operations that worked through the challenges of the past two years and are part of our local success. Economist John Mitchell, our keynote presentation, remains our final speaker of the Forum. Tim Novotny, Communications Manager for the Coquille Indian Tribe, will be our emcee for the program.