Economic Outlooks for Planning and Recovery


  • Identify changes to economic conditions and trends that affect local and regional plans as a result of the pandemic.
  • Gain insights into key market indicators for local government budgets, capital infrastructure investments, development, and real estate.
  • Assess opportunities in federal legislation for fiscal stability and economic recovery that can be used in your community.


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the economy. Local governments have been hit particularly hard with declining tax revenues and exploding expenses. Municipal finance markets have experienced turmoil, and many planners are reexamining economic assumptions in their plans. Policymakers continue to debate legislation designed to provide relief and address long-term economic recovery.

Experts will detail the state of the economy and discuss the economic trends that have been accelerated by the pandemic. Find out what may be coming from Washington and what the outlook is for economic areas such as retail, commercial real estate, local government budgets, employment, and capital infrastructure.