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Faculty prepare Chamber of Commerce economic report

Published: 07 March 2013

Three NDSU management and marketing faculty members collaborated on a new economic survey for the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. The results of the survey were presented Feb. 21 during the chamber’s “2013 Economic Outlook Forum.” 

Faculty members Bahman Bahrami, professor of management and marketing; John Bitzan, associate professor of management and marketing; and Gerrard Macintosh, chair and head of management and marketing, designed the survey, handled its technical aspects and analyzed the data. 

The report, “Business Outlook Survey,” was presented by Dan Staller, Fargo market president for Starion Financial. 

The study discovered what community business leaders are saying about actual performance during 2012 and predictions for the coming year on eight economic indicators: 


  • Domestic and international sales 
  • Domestic and international competition 
  • Technology changes 
  • State and federal government regulations 
  • Operating costs 
  • Staffing issues 
  • Gas prices 
  • Housing marketing 

The event featured a keynote speech by Terry L. Fitzgerald, senior economist and vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in the Policy Group. 

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Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013