Signature Event: 2023 Economic Development Breakfast - Economic Outlook
Date and Time
Thursday Mar 30, 2023
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
7:30am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:30am Program
67 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079
$30 per person if purchased by 3/21/2023
$40 per person after 3/21/23 or at the door
Includes breakfast buffet
$35 per person until 3/21/23
$45 per person after 3/21/23 or at the door
Includes breakfast buffet
Brian Gottlob, Director of the NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
Brian Gottlob is the Director of the NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau. Prior to accepting that position in late 2019, Brian was the Principal of PolEcon (POL’ EE’ CON) Research, an economic consulting firm located in Dover, NH. For more than three decades Brian has analyzed economic, demographic, labor market, and industry trends for corporations, trade associations, government agencies, and legal/ lobbying firms. Brian has completed studies on wide range of economic, demographic, and labor market issues in NH and 30 other states. Prior to PolEcon Brian was a Vice President for Fiscal and Economic Policy at the Business and Industry Association of NH.
Michael Skelton, President & CEO, Business & Industry Association of NH
Michael Skelton is the President & CEO of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire. Prior to accepting that position in 2021, Michael was the President of the Greater Manchester Chamber. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge on issues impacting businesses in New Hampshire. He continues to advocate for programs that benefit economic development and sustainability in the state.
Mike Vlacich, New England Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration
As Regional Administrator, Mike Vlacich oversees SBA programs, offices, and operations in the SBA’s New England region, serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Mr. Vlacich is a respected New Hampshire public servant with extensive economic development, policy, and constituent service experience at the nonprofit, state, and federal government levels. Most recently he served as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and over the years has served in other leadership roles in her U.S. Senate and Governor’s offices. He previously served as President and CEO of the New Hampshire College and University Council, State Director for U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, Director of the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff to New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.
Mr. Vlacich is a first-generation American and the first in his family to attend college, graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1995. He lives in Concord, NH with his wife and two daughters.