FLCCIM Virtual Lunch & Learn

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Florida CCIM Chapter Lunch & Learn with Jerry D. Parrish, PhD (Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation)

Talking Points:

  1. Florida’s economy is recovering, but our exposure to tourism is delaying return to “normal”
  2. Florida’s path to economic recovery is different from most other states
  3. We have an opportunity to change the economy to improve our industry diversification


Jerry D. Parrish, PhD
Chief Economist and Director of Research
Florida Chamber Foundation

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Jerry D. Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. In that role, he is responsible for conducting in-depth analyses on the Florida economy and on solutions to help secure Florida’s future.

Dr. Parrish previously was the Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Prior to that position, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University, and has many years of experience in the private sector in management roles at international manufacturing companies.

Dr. Parrish is also an Adjunct in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.

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