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City of Tempe invites public to economic forum

May 27, 2010

The City of Tempe wants your ideas on how to make our community more prosperous and efficient. Join the Technology, Economic and Community Development Council Committee at the Economic Community Forum on Business and the Economy, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 8, in the Don Cassano Community Room at the Tempe Transportation Center, located at 200 E. Fifth St.

Participants will be treated to a presentation on the state and future of the local and regional economy by Stephen Happel, economics professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Happel’s research focuses on microeconomic issues and demographics. He has written two textbooks along with numerous articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

In addition to Happel’s presentation, Sheri Wakefield-Saenz will give a review of Tempe’s economic development; Councilmember Corey Woods will discuss 2009 economic accomplishments; and Councilmember Onnie Shekerjian will lead the brainstorming.

Can’t make it? Visit to contribute your thoughts. Call 480-350-8812 for more details.