FLINT, Michigan — Paul Traub, a business economist from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, spoke to an audience of more than 100 people at Baker College in Flint Township today. The economist, formerly with Chrysler, spoke about the current economic climate in Michigan and across the United States complete with positive growth numbers and lagging indicators of full recovery.
Traub is a very effective communicator and, as I noted, he took the time to speak about principles of Macroeconomics that dictate the ebbs and flows of the economy. I thought that was particularly important because there were quite a few students in attendance who may have otherwise been overwhelmed by the number of graphs.
The event was sponsored by Baker College of Flint, the Baker College Student Business Association, the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Flint Journal, and Junior Achievement of Genesee Valley.
I must say that I really appreciate our local college community for putting on these sorts of events for the public.