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 Economic Summit to be held at Anderson University

On Friday, April 16, Anderson University’s Center for Finance and Economics will co-sponsor an Economic Summit to discuss the current U.S. economic situation and its impact on South Carolina. The event will be held in Anderson University’s Daniel Recital Hall from 10:00-11:15 am and will be co-sponsored by the investment advising firm of McDonald, Cox & Klugh. The theme of the Economic Summit is “Economic Recovery in South Carolina.”


The event will feature four speakers: Don Robinson, Chief Investment Officer at Lockwood Capital; Shae Rozakos, Existing Industries Manager with Anderson County Economic Development; Miren Ivankovic, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Anderson University; and Jim Fields, Executive Director of the Palmetto Institute.


Along with the local, state, and national economic picture, topics covered will include strategies for stimulating sustainable economic growth and personal wealth generation strategies for an uncertain economic environment.


“We know that many people are concerned about the current economic environment, not only across the country, but also in the upstate,” said Gordon Smith, Assistant Professor of Economics at Anderson University. “The Economic Summit represents an opportunity for individuals to become better informed about the variables affecting our economy and the impact of those variables on future economic stability and growth.”


The event is free to the public, but tickets are required. To request tickets or for more information, contact Brandon Cox, of McDonald, Cox & Klugh, at or Gordon Smith at Those interested in attending may also call Gordon Smith at 864-622-6024 for more information.


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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