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Special to NSIDE The 26th Annual Economic Forecast Written by: Special to NSIDE
Issue: March 2012 | NSIDE Business
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Angelos Angelou of AngelouEconomics discussed his predictions for the local economic landscape in 2012-13 with a crowd of more than 600 at the event.

The annual Economic Forecast is one of the largest business events in Austin, attended by approximately 800 people each year. Angelos Angelou, principal executive officer and chief economist of AngelouEconomics, gave an overview of the Austin economy in 2011 and his projections for 2012 and 2013, while keynote speaker Jay H. Bryson, managing director and global economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, discussed the U.S. economic outlook within the context of the global economy.

This year, at the 26th annual Economic Forecast, hosted by AngelouEconomics (AE), Principal Executive Officer and Chief Analyst Angelos Angelou addressed an audience of more than 600 to discuss the 2012-13 economic landscape of Austin, Texas.

Keynote speaker Jay Bryson of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, was on hand to discuss his predictions for the national and international economies. 

Sectors featured in Angelou’s forecast predictions included:

  • Real estate
  • High-tech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • In-migration and demographics

Highlights of the event included a projected increase in population, steady job growth and the intensifying opportunities F1 and SXSW can bring to Central Texas. Angelou also shared his insight on the implications of migration patterns on the real estate and retail market, along with his predictions on sectors with the most growth potential in the coming years.

AE is one of the nation’s leading independent economic development and site selection firms based in Austin, Texas. Over the past 17 years, AE has developed extensive experience working hand-in-hand with cities, regions, states and countries to develop visions, strategies and implementation plans to advance regional growth and prosperity while creating globally competitive economies.

A certified “Minority-Owned Business,” AE’s unique combination of economic development and site selection services allows the team to bring advanced, market-based knowledge to its clients with key insights into the minds of the businesses that communities often seek to attract. 

To learn more about AngelouEconomics services or the annual Economic Forecast, please visit, or contact Brooke Moore at

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