2023 Beaufort Regional Economic Forecast

2023 Regional Economic Report

Bringing our region’s economic future into focus.

The fog of uncertainty created by the pandemic is beginning to lift, but answers to big questions about job growth, consumer demand, financial markets and more remain hazy. The Chamber’s Economic Forecast will help bring our region’s economic future into focus.

On March 2, 2023, leaders from around the region will gather at the Cent for the Arts on the USC-Beaufort Campus for the annual Economic Forecast – a special networking event that shares the latest data about our region, bright spots in our local economy, and insight from a panel of experts on today’s most pressing issues. This is a great opportunity to gather information, make connections and have the knowledge to position your business for success in 2023.

The event includes a delicious breakfast with ticket purchase.

Lowcountry Prosperity Report

2022 Beaufort County Regional Economic Prosperity Report

Lowcountry Prosperity Report

2022 Beaufort County Economic Update - Dr. Laura Ullrich

Presenting Sponsors:

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
303 Associates
Beaufort-Jasper County REALTORS

Forecast Sponsors:

Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Beaufort Digital Corridor | Beaufort, SC
Greater Beaufort Port Royal Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Town of Yemassee

Keynote Speaker  |   Dr. Laura Ullrich, Research Economist

Dr. Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston, Deptartment of Political Science

Dr. Laura Ullrich
Senior Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Laura Ullrich is a regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Previously, Ullrich was associate dean for undergraduate programs and a professor of economics at Winthrop University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and a master’s and doctorate in economics from the University of Tennessee. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a business consultant for Ernst & Young, specializing in executive compensation determination. In 2014, she served as a Fulbright Scholar teaching economics in Kosovo and has spent considerable time working on local economic development issues in Bolivia.

Ullrich’s research interests include higher education, school finance reform, local and state level tax and expenditure analyses, welfare policy, and the economic impact of local development. She is an active member of her community, currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. She also serves on the board of Family Promise of York County, the Rock Hill Technology Incubator, the Carolina Immigrant Alliance and the Winthrop Eagle.

Header photo by Tony Pierro