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Downtown Lunch & Learn: Mid-year Economic Update with Gary Wagner, Ph.D.

July 26, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join Downtown Lafayette Unlimited for our July Lunch & Learn presented by Kean Miller, LLP with support by Evangeline Maid.

DLU hosts a July Lunch & Learn with guest speaker Dr. Gary Wagner, Acadiana Business Economist Endowed Chair at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Wagner will provide downtown business leaders with a mid-year economic update that shares how the economy is currently performing as well as projected trends for the immediate and long-term economic future of Acadiana and Lafayette.

In his role as Acadiana Business Economist Endowed Chair at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dr. Wagner monitors the region’s economic environment, conducts research and analysis, and engages with external stakeholders on behalf of the Moody College of Business and University.

His research interests range from regional economics to state and local public finance issues, with a particular focus on tax structures and economic development, borrowing costs, and pension systems. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 professional articles and reports and has delivered more than 300 presentations to public audiences on national and regional economic conditions. Dr. Wagner holds a Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University.

This event is scheduled from 11:30-1:00 to provide adequate time for networking and dining.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Kean Miller, LLP Presenting Sponsor

Evangeline Maid, Supporting Sponsor

Downtown Convention Center, Our Host Sponsor, for making this luncheon possible!


Tickets are $25 and will cover the cost of lunch. Seating is limited to the first 70 registrants.


Downtown Convention Center
124 S Buchanan St
Lafayette, LA United States
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