2022 Economic Outlook Summit – The Poconos: Innovation and Opportunity

Economic Outlook Summit

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on May 2, 2022, No Comments

The ninth annual East Stroudsburg University Economic Outlook Summit will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. The theme for the 2022 Summit is “The Poconos: Innovation and Opportunity.”

This year’s Summit will be hosted by ESU Interim President, Kenneth Long. The summit will include a keynote address from Dennis Newman, executive vice president for strategy, planning and accessibility at Amtrak. Newman will discuss Amtrak’s vision for rail service to the Pocono Mountains. Other featured presentations include a discussion with the Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne County commissioners about the actions they are taking to drive innovation and create opportunities in their respective counties. Christopher Beadling, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, will provide insights on the impact of the pandemic on the real estate market and current real estate trends. The 2022 Economic Scorecard will also be presented.

To register for the 2022 Economic Outlook Summit, contact the office of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at (570) 422-7966 or register online at www.esu.edu/econsummit.

2022 Economic Outlook Summit Agenda

8:30 a.m.   Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks – Kenneth Long, ESU Interim President

9:10 a.m.   Keynote Address: Dennis Newman, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Planning, and Accessibility, Amtrak

10:00 a.m. Q&A Session: Rail Service: Transforming Transportation through the Poconos

  • John Blake, District Director of Economic Development Specialist, office of U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright
  • Lawrence Malski, President, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority
  • Christ Barrett, President/CEO, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
  • Robert Hay, Chair, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority

10:45 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. Pocono Innovation and Opportunity: Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne County Commissioners

11:50 a.m. Real Estate: Christopher Beadling, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

12:10 p.m. Pocono Economic Scorecard Interactive Presentation

12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks