We are excited to announce a fantastic AACE in-person presentation event being held on March 10, 2023.
Where Are We in Economic Recovery and Where Are We Heading For?
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Hawaii hard in April 2020. The unemployment rate reached a historical high of 22.4%, over 60% of firms closed for business, and visitor arrivals decreased by 99.4%.
Three years into the pandemic, how has Hawaii’s economy been performing and are we heading for a recession in 2023?
Dr. Eugene Tian will tell us the current economic recovery status and the outlook for 2023 and beyond.
Dr. Eugene Tian is the Chief Economist at the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT).
His office conducts research on economic issues such as tourism, emerging industries, diversification, quality of life, technology, energy, and taxation.
His team also produces the official statewide short-range economic forecast on a quarterly basis and the long-range population and economic forecast every 5 years.
His program collects and releases the monthly statistics on labor force, employment, job count, and visitor statistics. It is also responsible for compiling and publishing the State of Hawaii Data Book.
Hawaii State Data Center, a partnership program with the U.S. Census Bureau for disseminating US Census data, is also under his supervision.
Dr. Tian received his economics degrees from the University of Hawaii.
Date: Friday, March 10th, 2023
Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM (11:30AM – 12:00PM Sign-in/Lunch/Network, 12:00PM – 1:00PM Presentation)
Location: RLB Office, American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2690, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Parking: Affordable parking available (Alii Place, 1099 Alakea Street – allow 5 minute walk)
Lunch: Complimentary bento lunch will be provided for in-person attendees (20 max)
In-person attendance will be limited to the first 20 RSVPs.
Please RSVP by March 6, 2023 by responding to this email or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you would like to attend.
This event will also be available via MS Teams virtual meeting. If you would like to attend this way, we can add you to the calendar invite with the link.
For your RSVP, please clearly indicate “in-person” or “virtual” attendance.