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September Luncheon

His Excellency Sauli Niinistö
President of the Republic of Finland

Celebrating Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence

Friday, September 22, 2017
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November Luncheon

Economic Club of Minnesota's
Super Bowl  LII  Panel

Tod Leiweke, Mark Wilf, and Alexis Glick

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Economic Club of Minnesota would like to thank our generous sponsors.

September Luncheon

High-Level Finnish Official (will announce when we receive permission)
Celebrating Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence

Friday, September 22, 2017
 Register Here

November Luncheon

Economic Club of Minnesota's Super Bowl LII Panel 


Tod Leiweke, Mark Wilf, and Alexis Glick 

November 15, 2017 


Community Events

How serious is the national debt problem?  How will it impact the U.S. economy and businesses?  What is the likelihood that Congress will resolve this issue soon?  Please join Greater Saint Paul BOMA, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Saint Paul Area of Commerce and the Saint Paul Port Authority as they host a luncheon that will touch on these questions and explore this very important topic.

Former Minnesota Congressman, Tim Penny, has been on the forefront of this issue for many years.  He will lead a discussion on the national debt.  Joining him on a panel is Professor Christopher Phelan, the Chair of the University of MN Economics Department. The panel will be moderated by Twin City Public Television’s Richard Eisenberg.  In addition to his work with TPT, Rich has edited and reported on finance topics for Money magazine, Yahoo!, and USA Today.

September 27, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM 

University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center

200 SE Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Are you interested in regional economies? How are neighboring states performing compared to Minnesota? Is the Bakken oil region making a comeback? How is severe drought affecting Montana and South Dakota? What challenges and opportunities do Ninth District state economies see on the horizon?

To help answer those questions, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is hosting the inaugural Regional Economic Conditions Conference on October 10, at the Minneapolis Fed.

This free conference will feature state-level presentations and panel discussions with top economists from each state whose work shapes local knowledge about regional economies and informs state-level public policy. The event will be capped by a luncheon keynote address from United States Senator Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota.

Other presenters include:

  • Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist
  • Barbara Wagner, Chief Economist, Montana Department of Labor and Industry
  • David Flynn, Professor & Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, University of North Dakota
  • Mike Allgrunn, Associate Professor & Economics Chair, Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota
  • Hugo Eyzaguirre, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics; Director of the Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship, Michigan Tech
  • Noah Williams, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy

To register for this FREE conference, which includes lunch, please visit our online registration site.


8:30 a.m.


Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:00 a.m.


Welcome by Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

9:15 a.m.


State Economy Presentations: Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. 


Moderated Q & A for MN, UP, and WI presenters 

10:30 a.m. 



10:45 a.m. 


State Economy Presentations: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota 

11:30 a.m. 


Moderated Q & A for MT, ND, SD presenters 

12:00 p.m. 



12:30 p.m. 


Keynote Speech by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp 

1:15 p.m. 


Conference end 

Biography of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Senator U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the first female Senator elected from North Dakota, taking office in January 2013. Senator Heitkamp sits on numerous Senate committees, including Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Indian Affairs; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Ms. Heitkamp served as the director of Dakota Gasification Company's Great Plains Synfuels Plant from 2001 to 2012. In 1992 she was elected the North Dakota Attorney General, a post she held for 8 years. Heitkamp was also elected and served as North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner from 1986 to 1992. Senator Heitkamp grew up in a large family, with six brothers and sisters, in the small town of Mantador, North Dakota. To read the Senator’s official biography, please go to her website.

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