Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber to Host Florida Tech’s Dr. Mike Slotkin for ‘State of the Economy’ March 7

first hand look at the Economic Forecast, trends and more

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is set to host Dr. Mike Slotkin on March 7 for a firsthand look at the economic forecast, trends, data, statistics and other valuable information related to the Space Coast, state of Florida and national economy. The event will begin at 7 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center on 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is set to host Dr. Mike Slotkin on March 7 for a firsthand look at the economic forecast, trends, data, statistics and other valuable information related to the Space Coast, state of Florida and national economy.

The event will begin at 7 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center on 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Slotkin, who holds an appointment as Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the Florida Institute of Technology, earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995, and his scholarly activity surrounds the application of economics to the environment, regional economies and industries, and pedagogical issues in the conduct of business education.

Slotkin regularly teaches economics core and elective courses in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has been awarded the College of Business Teacher of the Year Award six times.

He has presented papers at international conferences held in Europe and the United States and is a frequently cited source in regional newspapers.

In terms of applied work, Slotkin consults with corporations, government agencies, NGOs and litigators.

To date, he has co-authored more than 50 economic impact or technical reports, including collaborations with Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

He has made numerous media appearances concerning Brevard County’s economy and housing market and is a frequent speaker at industry/chamber/economic development forums.

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