Deere economist to make forecast at Tuesday event


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 6:22 pm
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J.B. Penn, Deere & Co.'s chief economist, will discuss "The Billion Dollar Question -- What's Next for Our Economy?" at tonight's Economic Forecast 2013 event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Putnam Museum,1717 W. 12th St., Davenport.

The event is sponsored by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers.

To register, visit events.quadcitieschamber.com.

















 



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