In the past month, I have attended three conferences-the National Association of Seed Venture Funds (NASVF) national conference in Oklahoma City, Innovation Philadelphia’s regional conference Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit 2009 and most recently, the Association of Corporate Growth’s annual Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference.
All three conferences were very well run and had great speakers. Although unemployment is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent, depending on whose numbers you believe, I think there is growing optimism that the worst is behind us. No questions that the economy is still soft, manufacturing jobs are still disappearing and the economic stimulus hasn’t had much of an impact. Let me tell you what I learned at each conference that shows me America and the world at large are slowly making progress.
Economic Outlook Is Improving Slowly, But Surely