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2023 Workforce / Plant Management Seminar – Workforce Economics: Trends Impacting the Economy and Labor Market

The businesses of Georgia manufacturers are consistently impacted by developments in the local, national and global economies.  Parsing through the daily barrage of complicated and often conflicting economic data and understanding the implications for a manufacturing business is a significantly challenging endeavor.   

In addition to general interest in and concern about the economy, manufacturers are focused on the developments and trends that impact workforce.  Employment figures, wages, job growth, investment trends, economic mobility – all these factors and more can impact a manufacturer’s ability to attract, retain and develop the needed talent to ensure the continued success of the company. 

We are fortunate to be joined at this year’s Seminar by GAM’s long-time friend, Dr. Roger Tutterow, who will focus his keen mind and powers of analysis on the economy generally, but more specifically the trends that are impacting the current labor market.  We also will conduct a Q&A session in order to generate a productive dialogue and hear from GAM members regarding their concerns and perspective on this critical issue. 

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Roger Tutterow - Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair.

His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Wichita Eagle and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio as well as by regional electronic and print media.

In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in over 40 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas.

Dr. Tutterow served on the Council of Economic Advisors, under Georgia Governors Sonny Perdue, Nathan Deal and Brian Kemp. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians, which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s Tax Code. In addition, Dr. Tutterow serves on the Georgia Child Support Commission, the Cobb County Public Employees’ Pension Board and the Board of Trustees of Berry College. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vinings Bank, on the Southern Region Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta. He was selected by Georgia Trend magazine as a “notable Georgian” and as one of “Georgia’s Most Influential” by James magazine.

A Georgia native, Dr. Tutterow holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, Dr. Tutterow held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea.

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