November 17, 2023

Embassy Suites La Vista | 7:30 AM

Insightful. Actionable. Future-focused.

The Economic Outlook forum prepares business leaders, advisors and economic development professionals for what’s to come.

Packed with thought-provoking information and data you won’t find elsewhere. It’s just what you need to jump start conversations with clients and colleagues and guide your decision making in the upcoming year. Get exclusive insights you can act on.




By Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, all attendees must be registered using their own primary email address.

Reservations are due by Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. No refunds for cancellations will be granted after this date. 


Dr. Eric Thompson

Jim Harter, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Workplace Management & Wellbeing
Achiever® | Focus® | Learner® | Relator® | Futuristic®

Jim Harter, Ph.D., is chief scientist for Gallup’s workplace management and wellbeing practices. He is coauthor of Culture Shock, to be released in 2023, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Wellbeing at Work, released in 2021, a book that explores how to build resilient and thriving teams in organizations. He is also coauthor of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, It’s the Manager, released in 2019, as well as the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, an exploration of the 12 crucial elements for creating and harnessing employee engagement.

Jim’s book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research is featured in First, Break All the Rules, and he contributed the foreword to Gallup’s updated edition of this groundbreaking bestseller.

Jim is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. Updated periodically, this study currently covers 112,000 business units and includes 2.7 million employees in 276 organizations, across 54industries and in 96 countries. His work has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Time Magazine, and in academic articles and book chapters.

Jim received his doctorate in psychological and cultural studies in quantitative and qualitative methods from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).


This event is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. We appreciate their support.


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To assist in your planning for next year, below are local resources that provide data on economic conditions, forecasts and other topics that impact your businesses.

Greater Omaha Chamber: Access the Chamber’s most recent editions of the Monthly Economic Indicators, permit data from across the region and other local data.
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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch: Nebraska’s connection to the nation’s central bank with insight into local economic conditions and concerns.
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Creighton University’s Economic Outlook: Monthly business conditions index for the nine state Mid-American region and the three state Mountain region.
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University of Nebraska-Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR): CPAR collaboratively produces and disseminates research on a variety of topics and serves as the state data center for the dissemination of US Census Bureau data.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (BBR): BBR provides data and conducts research on economic conditions in Nebraska, the Great Plains and the nation as a general service to individuals and businesses in the state.
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