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OBTA Meeting

White Stag Block (University of Oregon)
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



Searching for the Bottom: The Current Environment and Prospects For many in our business this not a fun time; John will try to put the current environment into perspective, talk about the things that are underway that will end the downturn, and the prospects for the industry and Oregon.

John Mitchell - M & H Economic Consultants John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983. He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. His regional publications include: The Economic Update, the Business Barometer, U.S. Territory, Sterling Bank’s Economic Report and Oregon Tidbits and he currently writes a column for Oregon Business Magazine. He was business analyst for KPTV in Portland. He has been making presentations on the national and regional economies to conventions, customer groups and associations for more than 38 years.