Registration under way for economic forecast webcast

A free webcast will offer the public a chance to participate in an annual event offering forecasts for the Colorado and national economies.

Vectra Bank Colorado has scheduled its economic forecast event for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 6 in Denver. The event will be streamed live, and online participants will have an opportunity to ask questions through the webcast. To register or obtain more information, log on to

The event — titled “Winds of Change: What to Expect From the Economy Ahead,” — will cover business-to-business activity, inflation, interest rates, shifting industry and consumer trends, tax reform and trade. The event also will cover such statewide indicators as commercial real estate, employment, housing and industry clusters.

The event will feature Patricia Silverstein, chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Alex Chausovsky, senior consulting advisor for ITR Economics.

“More than helping our clients understand the impact of government policy on the economic environment, we work to provide clear, practical and actionable advice based on the current economic environment,” said Bruce Alexander, president and chief executive officer of Vectra Bank. “Our economic experts help our clients take advantage of current economic data and trends so they can make informed decisions about the year ahead.”

Silverstein works as president of Development Research Partners, a Colorado-based real estate analysis and economic development research company. In her work for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, she compiles, interprets and forecasts economic and demographic data for the Denver metropolitan area and performs in-depth research on issues and proposed developments affecting the region.

Chausovsky brings to his work as a market researcher and analyst more than a decade of experience in automation, economics, manufacturing and technology. He’s advised companies in the United States as well as Brazil, China, Europe and Japan for 15 years.