Economic Outlook After COVID-19: An Update From the Federal Reserve

Recorded On: 05/01/2020

With more than 2 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19  worldwide, businesses are coping with forced shutdowns, lost revenue, disrupted supply chains and cash-flow issues.  Not only is the physical health of our population a concern, so is the economic health of our state and nation.

Join us for an Economic Outlook webinar with Martin Lavelle, Business Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago-Detroit Branch) on May 1 at 10 a.m.  Martin will cover the most recent labor market data, consumer data and retail sales data and forecast how COVID-19 could impact our state and nation’s the economy moving forward. 

This FREE webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar.

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Wendy Block joined the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in May of 2004. As Vice President of Business Advocacy, Wendy is responsible for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas that represent Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform, workforce development and employment law. Wendy also manages the Chamber’s Health and Human Resources Committee, a member-based committee that helps shape the chamber’s position on key issues and public policy proposals.


Martin Lavelle

Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch

Martin Lavelle is a business economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch.  Martin’s job responsibilities include economic research, education, and outreach.  His research revolves around the Michigan economy and its impact on the Seventh District and national economies, respectively.  Specific topics include the auto industry, consumer spending, construction & real estate, state & local government finances, as well as working on the Seventh District’s contribution to the Beige Book.

One (1) HR (Business) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


Economic Outlook After COVID-19: An Update From the Federal Reserve Live event: 05/01/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT) You must register to access.