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Outlining the region's economic indicators

Eastern Washington University policy institute gives West Plains Chamber an area overview


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 5:38pm

Dr. Patrick Jones is not a prophet. At least that’s what he told the audience at the West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting Feb. 20 at Eastern Washington University’s Tawanka Hall.

In fact, he questioned whether anybody could make specific predictions for the future of the region.

“Anybody who says they can forecast at county (level) or below county are deluding themselves,” the executive director of Eastern’s Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis said.

What Jones did provide was a brief overview and takeaway from what has been happening the past few years...

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