Institute For Regional Forecasting
Houston’s Resource for Economic Developments,
Trends and Forecasting
Fall 2015 Symposium Registration Closed
Our fall symposium "Houston Job Growth Stumbles As Oil Markets Swoon in 2015: Where Now?" is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2015, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas. Dr. Bill Gilmer, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting, will be our speaker. For more information regarding the topic of discussion, please visit our symposium information page. Limited seating is available at the door for $125/seat. Please visit the special assistance table in the lobby of the hotel for this seating on the morning of the event. We would like to thank our fall 2015 symposium sponsors and are grateful for their support.
Dr. Bill Gilmer has written an update on the economic outlook for Houston titled "Houston’s Job Growth Machine Breaks Down: A Quick Update"
Dr. Bill Gilmer has written an update on the economic outlook for Houston titled "Houston Outlook Grows Darker as the Oil Downturn Becomes Deeper and Longer."
Our spring symposium was held on May 12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The subject of the symposium was "Good Times or Bad? Oil Still Makes a Difference for Houston." The bi-annual publication of "CD-Houston" is available for sale. This CD includes Dr. Gilmer's PowerPoint slides along with his text for each slide. If you would like to purchase this CD, please use the online publications page or call our office at 713-743-3869.
Just published by the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center: Texas' four largest metros (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio) function as one large economic entity with each playing complementary roles. Together, they represent 68 percent of Texas jobs and 73 percent of the state's income.
Save the Dates
We have finalized the dates for our 2016 symposia. Both will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas in the Imperial Ballroom. The symposium topics will be announced at a later date along with registration information, but please make sure you save the date on your calendar:
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
University of Houston
C. T. Bauer College Of Business
Institute for Regional Forecasting
4750 Calhoun Rd., Room 334
Houston, TX 77204-6021