ACEDC Annual Meeting 2018
2018 Annual Meeting
The Economic Outlook
EPR (Economic Policy Resources)
Friday December 7, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 am
16 Court Square, Middlebury, VT 05753
Annual Meeting Guest Speaker Jeff Carr has more than 34 years of experience as an economist/analyst, with particular expertise in economic impact studies, project business plans, and regional center operations business plans for submission to the EB-5 Program, macroeconomics, economic forecasting, economic impact analysis, strategic economic development policy, housing supply and demand studies, and fiscal policy analysis for federal, state, and local government. He has served as the State Economist and Principal Revenues Analyst for the Vermont Agency of Administration for over 23 years, including the last five gubernatorial administrations. Jeff has served as a consulting economist to the Vermont Department of Economic Development in various capacities for more than 15 years.
Prior to his full-time tenure at EPR, Jeff served as Legislative Director and Economist for a member of the United States House of Representatives. He served in the Executive Branch of Vermont state government as an economist/policy analyst, as Research Director for a United States Senate campaign, and as Director of Research for a national education organization specializing in federal fiscal policy analysis. He has been the Vermont State Economic Forecast Manager for the New England Economic Partnership (“NEEP”) for the past 22 years, and has served on the NEEP Board of Directors for the past 5 years. Jeff taught economics in the Graduate School at St. Michael’s College. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences and has written extensively on the EB-5 Program, economic forecasting, economic development, and fiscal policy. Jeff holds an M.S. in Agricultural Economics and a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Vermont. He served on the Town of Essex Selectboard for more than 10 years, where he was the Vice Chair or Chair of the Selectboard for a total of 4 years.