Kansas City’s economic outlook gets a public hearing next month just ahead of an expected increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.
Economist Frank Lenk is research director of the Mid-America Regional Council. His annual forecasts for the region have drawn the attention of area business leaders for years. He’ll update his outlook at a lunch to be held by the Kansas City Association for Business Economics.
The session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road in Kansas City. The cost is $30 for non-members of the group, $20 for members.
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The Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16 and is widely expected to end the zero percent interest rate policy that has been in place since December 2008.