Economist Scott Bailey to recap 2012 Forecast in Web chat

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Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department, will join The Columbian for a live Web chat at noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, to discuss and recap the 2012 Economic Forecast Breakfast.

Bailey's live Web chat will follow the breakfast, which will look at how to get Southwest Washington's economy back on track. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will be the event's keynote speaker. (Williams was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal.) Regional experts will also discuss the Southwest Washington economy in panels that will focus on real estate, employment and infrastructure.

Read more on the Economic Forecast Breakfast and the issues discussed.

In the Web chat, Bailey will discuss the breakfast, look at its highlights, and take questions and comments from participants during the one-hour chat.

Sign up for an email reminder here, or come back on Tuesday to participate in the event. Login with Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or MySpace will be required to leave questions or comments, but anyone can watch the action. We ask that anyone who asks a question or submits a comment does so with his or her real name.

If you encounter technical problems, please contact our Web Editor, Libby Tucker, libby.tucker@columbian.com.

Readers who login can send questions and comments from the chat window. Matt Wastradowski will moderate the discussion, choosing which questions will go live.

Join the conversation at http://www.columbian.com/chat/.