MISSOULA - How to use state and local data indicators will be the focus of a workshop called "Monitoring Montana's Economy: Analyzing Local Economies through Data" Wednesday at the University of Montana.
Sponsored by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the one-day event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gallagher Business Building. The workshop will take place in the business school's high-tech computer lab, allowing attendees to learn firsthand how to work with the data.
The workshop will explain the use of regional BEA economic data for policy making and planning using a hands-on approach. Featured will be Rob Brown, BEA bureau chief for the Regional Economic Analysis Division; Gary Smith, director of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project; and UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research economists.
Space is limited to 48 people with a May 4 registration deadline. It costs $40, which covers parking, lunch and materials.
For information or to register: 406-243-5113 or http://www.bber.umt.edu.