Economic Outlook


Ready for Recovery. Focused on the Future.

This year’s Economic Outlook forum focused on two topics — consumer confidence and labor market trends. Experts provided information and analysis on the business climate, economic performance, emerging trends and attitudes towards future growth. We engaged in a thoughtful discussion of the national and local economy, performance data and perceptions.

Here you’ll find resources from the event, as well as regional economic data.



Glenn Fodor

Glenn Fodor, CFA
SVP, Data & Analytics

Glenn Fodor joined Fiserv in August of 2014 as Senior Vice President and is head of the firm’s data and analytics business. The reports and findings Glenn’s team compiles are frequently referenced in the press, including the Associated Press, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg TV and more. 


Dr. Eric Thompson

Dr. Eric Thompson
Director of the Bureau of Business Research
University of Nebraska

Dr. Eric Thompson is the Karl H. Nelson Associate Professor of Economics and the director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thompson’s research examines the sources and consequences of state and local economic growth and the economics of infrastructure. Through his work at the Bureau, Thompson provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and trains economists and business students to conduct applied research on timely economic and business topics.

Guest Contributor

Rebecca Ryan

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Omaha Branch

As Nebraska’s connection to the nation’s central bank, the Omaha Branch works to understand our region’s economy and serve as a resource to Nebraska businesses and communities. Learn more at 

Presenting Sponsor

DA Davidson

D.A. Davidson & Co.

D.A. Davidson & Co. has long been a leader in innovative debt financing, strengthening the infrastructure and enriching the lives of people in our communities throughout Nebraska and across the nation. Learn more. 

Regional Economic Data You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

monthly economic indicators

Monthly Economic Indicators

Each month, we publish Monthly Economic Indicators. The report tracks regional economic indicators and compares those metrics with the same period from the previous year.


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


Presenting Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors