Douglas County's economic future will be discussed by an expert panel next month.

The Roseburg Area Chamber Economic Forecast 2017 will explore critical economic issues affecting county businesses. The chamber provides the annual program to recap the previous year, talk about economic trends and make projections for the upcoming year. This year's highlighted topics will include the timber and wood products industry, medical industry, banking and employment trends.

Presenters include ECONorthwest Senior Economist Ralph Mastromonaco, Oregon Forest Resource Council President Travis Joseph, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis, Jerry Johnson of Johnson Economics, and Annette Shelton-Tiderman, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

The event will be from 8:15 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 541-672-2648. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 4. Cost is $35 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at 541-957-4213 or

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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