Oregon Update: State of the Industry and Economic Outlook

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June 18, 2020 10:00 AM PT
1 hour

The state of the economy plays a huge role in a government’s financial health, ability to meet its obligations, and capacity to fulfill commitments and provide services.

Join us for an on-demand webcast featuring City Economist for the City of Portland, Josh Harwood. During the presentation, Josh will cover current economic conditions, trends that impact tax-exempt entities in Oregon—such as demographics, employment, and housing—and the forecasted economic picture for 2020–2021.



Josh Harwood, City Economist, City of Portland

Josh currently serves as the City Economist for the City of Portland, Oregon, providing financial forecasts for city budgeting, as well as advising on a variety of city finance issues. Prior to joining the City in 2010, he worked for the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis and served as Chief Economist in the Colorado Governor's Office. In these capacities, he has been responsible for forecasting income, sales, and property taxes, as well, as tobacco, transportation, and oil and gas revenues. He currently serves as Board Chair of the Portland’s Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Board, as well as on the State Revenue Forecast Advisory Committee, Government Finance Officers Association’s Budget Committee, and is a board member for Willamette University’s Center for Governance and Public Policy.

Keith Simovic, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Keith has practiced public accounting since 2007. He provides assurance services to clients in the energy and utility, not-for-profit, government, forest products, manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare industries. Keith primarily works with utility companies and has significant experience in advanced utility accounting, derivatives, and power hedging. He is a regular presenter for Northwest Public Power Authority classes on subjects including utility accounting and utility budgeting.

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