Posted by Brad Radice on 2012-01-06

A look into the economic future for Birmingham in 2012 will be the topic of discussion Friday, January 13, at the Birmingham Business Journal Annual Forecast hosted by the Brock School of Business.

Samford economics professor, Sara Helms, is one of four panelists that will tell the Birmingham community what to expect this upcoming year. 

Also joining the discussion:

John Norris, Managing Director, Oakworth Capital Bank 

Ahmad Ijaz, Economist, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama 

Rick Davis, Senior VP, Economic Development, Birmingham Business Alliance 

The breakfast will be held at Brock Recital Hall from 7:15-9:00 a.m.  Contact Emily Lansdell to register at 205-443-5610 or 


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.