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First National Bank Director of Interest Rate Management Thomas Neal, and Abby Smith, president & CEO, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, will be the keynote speakers highlighting manufacturing trends at the Manufacturers’ Association’s Annual Economic Forecast today.

The Forecast will take place at the Association’s Center of Excellence for Apprenticeship and Training, 3405 Board Road, Suite 100, in York.

The Manufacturers’ Association’s yearly economic forecast outlines trends in manufacturing and business activity in the current economy and is designed for business owners, CFOs, senior accounting, banking management, and community leaders.

“Manufacturing is the economic driver for central Pennsylvania – the region’s largest economic sector employing over 121,000 in 2,500 manufacturing enterprises across the Susquehanna Valley,” Tom Palisin, the Association’s Executive Director, said in a statement. “The Economic Forecast event is fortunate to have both Abby and Thomas as experts to speak with our business leaders about the state of regional economy.”

An aerospace engineer in Baltimore, Neal will deliver the keynote address. Smith will provide a briefing on Pennsylvania’s competitiveness and the role of manufacturing in the regional economy. Her 20-year career includes strategic planning and leading cross-sector industry collaboratives at the state level in Pennsylvania as well as in several other states.



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