The speaker at the CEOtoCEO January breakfast event in Seattle will be Spencer Cohen, PhD, who will be giving the Economic Forecast for 2020. Currently working as the Senior Economist for Community Attributes, Dr. Cohen’s expertise covers a wide range of disciplines and fields, and he is exceptionally well-versed in issues related to China’s impact on the economy of Pacific Northwest. He will be bringing this diverse knowledge base to present an enlightening overview of the economic prospects for the region in the coming year.
Spencer’s work with Community Attributes covers industries including maritime and aerospace, information and communication technology, and agriculture and wine. His experience with analyzing international trade, workforce issues, and seaport and airport operations gives him an incisive outlook on the business climate in the Seattle region. Prior experience as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Washington Economic Development Commission, and Research Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce has provided him with additional expertise for evaluating economic development, and using data to inform business decisions.
His education includes two years of Mandarin study in China, as well as an MA in China Studies, and a PhD in economic geography from the University of Washington in Seattle. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Spencer has given Chinese-language presentations about investment opportunities in Washington State to delegations from China, and has worked to promote trade and business cooperation between them.
Spencer lives in the Seattle area and enjoys ski mountaineering and outdoor activities with his wife.
2020 Economic Forecast
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, WA
$50/person: Includes WAC Parking Garage Validation