The new year typically ushers in fresh opportunities and a renewed sense of purpose and hope. But COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives, our economy, and our politics. Does that mean 2022 will bring more of the same, or are we on the cusp of emerging from the pandemic and the issues it created? In this conversation, we’ll talk with one of our state’s leading economists about inflation, the labor market, and disruption of trade – all with an eye to forecasting the economic year ahead. Then we’ll turn to the 2022 election season and preview key congressional, legislative, and judicial races as North Carolina heads toward the midterm election.

This is an online event. This event will be streamed live from our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and our event page at 12:00 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022.