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HBJ's 2018 economic forecast

12/25/2017
Hartford Business Journal's 2017-2018 Book of Lists includes an economic forecast section containing outlooks for the year ahead from various economists and industry experts.

Here's a look at what they had to say:

CONNECTICUT 2017

Peter Gioia: Workforce development must be top priority in 2018

Fred Carstensen: Connecticut's economy struggles to recover

ECONOMIC SCORECARDS

Alissa K. DeJonge: Changing retail landscape, state politics to impact economy in 2018

Steven P. Lanza: Private sector will continue to lead job growth

Don Klepper-Smith: U.S. economic outlook stable; CT's stagnant

Patrick J. Flaherty: Slow private-sector growth, contracting gov't jobs will continue in 2018

Farhad Rassekh: State's high costs will continue to drag economy

2018 REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK

Realty inventory shortages, pickier tenants will drive 2018

2018 BANKING OUTLOOK

CT bankers chart mid-size firms' success, cyber risk for '18

2018 EDUCATION OUTLOOK

Funding, affordability continue to plague higher ed

2018 HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

Political uncertainty brings unpredictability to health care