2023 PNSFA Economic Forecast, Membership Meeting and Lunch

The presentation will focus on:

  1. The process of bringing down the rate of inflation as we move through 2023
  2. The unique impacts on steel and building economics in the Pacific Northwest

Registration Fees & Information

PNSFA Members -- $75
Non-Members -- $95

Registrations must be received by February 24, 2023. 
Pre-payment for registration is required.
Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
On-site registration will NOT be available. 
Cancellations received on or before February 2, 2023 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after February 2, 2023 and no shows will not receive a refund.



Meeting Agenda

11:30 am   Check-in and Networking

12:00 pm   Lunch served

12:30 pm   Welcome and Updates from the President of PNSFA

12:45 pm  John Mitchell Presentation

1:45 pm    Q&A

2:00 pm    Final Wrap Up

2:15 pm    Adjourn

Program Description - "Shocks, Mistakes and Landings" 

The presentation will focus on the process of bringing down the rate of inflation as we move through 2023. The last two years saw a dramatic jump in inflation from a variety of sources. The Federal Reserve and other central banks have begun the process of bringing inflation down. Rates have soared, asset prices declined and the dollar has surged. The macro question is what kind of landing-a recession or a period of below trend growth? At this writing, employment continues to grow with an unemployment rate of 3.5%. The risks to the outlook for 2023 will be discussed. Oregon, Washington, and Idaho have all recovered from the 2020 recession and are setting new highs in employment--Prospects for the states will be covered. For steel fabricators, the infrastructure bill is in process, the nature of commercial construction is changing with the hybrid office model, questions about some downtowns and increased emphasis on distribution. The coming year promises to be very exciting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Prospects and Risks Facing the US Economy
  • If there is a recession, how might it be different?
  • How is the Region Faring and What are the Prospects?

About the Speaker 

John Mitchell, Ph.D., is a principal at M & H Economic Consultants. John is a charismatic and well-versed speaker, captivating the room with his unique style of presentation. John received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and was a Professor of Economics at Boise State University for 13 years before joining U.S. Bancorp 

where he was Chief Economist / Western Region Economist until 2007. John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, a Trustee of Aquila Tax-Free Trust of Oregon and a board member of Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, Western Capital Corporation and Northwest Bank.

We’re excited to hear John's views on the economy in the coming year as well as his fascinating insight on key economic trends driving business at local and national levels. His presentations are always incredibly current, focusing on the now and the near future of the economy.



Presenting Sponsors.......................................................$600

Presenting sponsors will receive:

  • Priority placement of company logo on the PNSFA Membership Meeting PowerPoint slideshow as a presenting sponsor
  • Your company logo on the PNSFA website as a presenting sponsor
  • Two registrations to the event (discount code provided for registrants after sponsorship is purchased)
  • Display table space for company information and materials
  • Public acknowledgement at the event that your company is a presenting sponsor 

Supporting Sponsors......................................................$300

Supporting sponsors will receive:

  • Your company logo on the PNSFA Membership Meeting PowerPoint slideshow as a supporting sponsor
  • Your company logo on the PNSFA website as a supporting sponsor
  • One registration to the event (discount code provided for registrant after sponsorship is purchased)
  • Public acknowledgement at the event that your company is a supporting sponsor

Event Supporters..........................................................$100

Event supporters will receive:

  • Your company logo on the PNSFA PowerPoint slideshow as an event supporter
  • Public acknowledgement at the event that your company is an event supporter

Please Note: Multiple Sponsors are welcome in each category.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Questions? Contact PNSFA at [email protected]