2023 Economic Outlook Luncheon

2023 Economic Outlook Luncheon

Thursday, December 7, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (CST)


Join us in bringing the business community together to explore economic development work and progress over the past year and provide a vision for what the next year may hold. By leveraging academic and professional thought leaders, participants will hear about trends, programs, projects, and initiatives that will continue to thrust Waco forward. 

During the Economic Outlook Luncheon on Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Baylor University's Hurd Welcome Center, we'll hear a data-driven presentation from Curtis Dubay, Chief Economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dubay will discuss the latest in labor market trends, consumer spending, the forecast for inflation and interest rates, his expectations for the performance of our economy in 2024 and 2025, and more. You won't want to miss his presentation, plus a panel discussion featuring the CEOs from the Cen-Tex African American Chamber, the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber and our very own, Matt Meadors.

Pre-registration is required to attend. If you are having trouble registering or have questions about the event, please email agomez@wacochamber.com or call 254-757-5617.


Curtis Dubay, chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tracks the condition of the economy, analyzes the impact of public policy on economic growth, and runs the Chamber’s Chief Economists Committee. The committee consists of chief economists from member businesses. It helps the Chamber formulate economic policies and provides analysis to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Dubay was senior economist at the American Bankers Association where he worked on tax issues and followed the economic trends affecting the banking industry. Prior to ABA, he was a research fellow in tax and economic policy at The Heritage Foundation. There he researched and published on tax and economic policy issues.
Earlier in his career, Dubay worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the firm’s transfer pricing division structuring international transactions, and before that at the Tax Foundation where he authored three widely recognized and cited reports: Tax Freedom Day, State-Local Tax Burdens, and The State Business Tax Climate Index.
Dubay has researched and published frequently on a wide range of tax and economic issues. He is regularly quoted by the press and has appeared often in the media, including on CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, and C-SPAN. He has testified before Congress several times and been cited in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Politico.
Dubay received his master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and his bachelor’s degree in economics and leadership studies from the University of Richmond. He resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three sons.

Chamber Member Pricing

Single Ticket: $65

Table of Eight: $500

Non-Member Pricing 

Single Ticket: $100

Table of Eight: $800

Hurd Welcome Center
220 I-35
Waco, TX 76706 United States
Event Contact
Alivia Gomez
(254) 757-5617
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Thursday, December 7, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (CST)

11:30 am | Check In 

12 pm | Presentation Begins 

1:30 pm | Event Concludes 

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