Presenting Sponsor

About the Event

The 2019 Economic Forecast event was very informative, and yes, even entertaining! We got an insider look on the year ahead including the Eastside Business Leader outlook, insights on the Eastside housing market, and the global and national economic pulse.


Hyatt Regency Bellevue

900 Bellevue Way NE

Date & Time

November 15, 2018, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide

We know it takes a lot of time to stay on top of key economic indicators. Successful companies are always wanting to have their finger on the pulse of the marketplace. The Bellevue Chamber offers this Strategy Guide packed with information, market intelligence and insights to save you time and effort!

View/Download here >


Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist with Bank of America is a local favorite for his candid insights regarding the global and national economy. Joe shared his top reads related to factors that impact the economy:

  • Fifty Million Rising – Saadia Zahidi
  • The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age – David E. Sanger
  • Factfulness; Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling
  • Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart America – James Fallows, Deborah Fallows
  • The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy – Michael Lewis
AI Superpower: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order – Kai-Fu Lee

Daryl Fairweather, Chief Economist with Redfin talked about the factors influencing the housing market and what current indicators are revealing. Click here to view her presentation.

Why Business Leaders Attend

"Joe Quinlan brings a unique presenting style on economics, both national and international, and I'm always very interested in what he has to say. The Chamber also adds a local forecast so when I leave I feel like I've been given updated economic facts in a very entertaining way. I always leave with a smile on my face - time well spent it's a great event for our business community."
-Rick Collette - longtime member of the Bellevue business community

"Every year I look forward to the Bellevue Chamber's Economic Forecast. It's a great program, I always get something to take away that I can use in my business. If you've never heard Joe Quinlan, he'll give you some insights about what's coming this year, what you can expect, and what you should be prepared for in the coming year for your business."
-Russ Hokanson - CEO, Seattle King County Realtors

"Being a small business owner, you might ask 'why does she want to go to the Economic Forecast breakfast?' Well, you know what, it keeps me tuned in to what's happening in the local economy and national economy. I'm very interested in that and so that's why I keep coming back."
-Donna Shirey - Owner, Shirey Home Pro

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better by connecting clients and communities to the resource they need to be successful. We deliver this through a focus on responsible growth and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership.

We are driving growth – helping to create jobs, develop communities, foster economic mobility and address society’s biggest challenges – while managing risk and providing a return to our clients and our shareholders. Because we recognize that we can only be successful when the individuals, companies, communities and employees we serve are able to reach their vision of success.

Corporate Sponsors

The City of Bellevue works to provide the lifestyle, amenities and institutions that attract the next generation of business leaders and innovators. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with an estimated population of 140,700 with more than 150,000 jobs.
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest, providing maritime and airport operations for the greater Seattle area. Sea-Tac Airport welcomed four new international carriers in 2017 and three new international carriers already in 2018?

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Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
330 112th Ave NE #100
Bellevue, WA 98004