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2005

FMU to host Economic Summit, April 28
Francis Marion University, the South Carolina Council on Economic Education, and the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank are co-sponsoring an Economic Summit on Thursday, April 28.

The summit will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ervin Dining Hall on the FMU campus. The event is free and open to the public. Call 843-661-1420 to make reservations to attend.

The topic for the morning’s discussion is “It’s A Wonderful Life, Or Is It?”  The program is designed to discuss the status of economic and personal financial literacy in Florence and surrounding counties, demonstrate the benefits of teacher training programs, and provide an interactive forum to ask tough questions and begin to develop solutions. 

Richard N. Chapman, FMU’s provost, and M. Barry O’Brien, dean of the FMU School of Business, will welcome the group and stress the importance of preparing young people to perpetuate economic development in our community. In his keynote address, Jeff Kane, senior vice president in charge of the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, will give the central bank’s perspective on economic development.

“The summit pulls together business and education opinion leaders and decision makers who are concerned about the high cost of economic illiteracy,” said Helen Meyers, president of the South Carolina Council on Economic Education. “We need to work together to ensure that students learn an economic way of thinking, so that they will be prepared to sustain our state and local economic development plans.”

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Last Published: April 27, 2005 6:42 AM
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