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Can Do: Understanding the 2021 economy with Robert Sonora and Jason McMackin

Can Do: Understanding the 2021 economy with Robert Sonora and Jason McMackin
Can Do: Understanding the 2021 economy with Robert Sonora and Jason McMackin

2021 began with a lot of uncertainty about the future, and it has ended in the same way. With the onset of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, economists are again scrambling to predict the virus’s effect on productivity and employment. In this country, analysts have quickly downgraded their predictions for economic growth, inflation and overall vitality.

How will these changes affect Montana directly? How should businesses plan for the coming year? What can we learn from our local experts and business leaders?

Today on Can Do, we hear from Dr. Robert “Tino” Sonora, Director of Health Care Research and Senior Research Professor at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, as well as local restaurateur and businessman Jason McMackin. Sonora will offer his economic perspective and McMackin will tell us about his day-to-day observations running a business. Together, they will reflect on the 2021 economy and discuss what may be on deck for 2022.

Arnie Sherman's experiences as an entrepreneur, trade negotiator, strategic advisor, college professor and as the host of podcast, radio and television programs give him a singular perspective on life and the business world.
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