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 


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.