Dr. Bill Conerly is a business-focused economist, Forbes contributor, and Duke Ph.D. He connects the dots between the economy and business decisions.
Bill writes regularly for Forbes.com. An excerpt from his most recent article is below; click the button to view the full column.
- More Retirements, Less Immigration Will Clobber Businesses Needing Employees September 29, 2020The American labor market was very tight back in the good old days of 2019. Despite the surge in unemployment with the pandemic, some companies today have trouble hiring. Retirements have risen and foreign immigration has declined, making labor shortages even worse.
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Bill was a great resource in helping us develop our business model and has continued to be a great advisor as we have refined it and successfully entered the marketplace.
On multiple occasions we have engaged Dr. Conerly to facilitate, and more importantly, stimulate strategic planning sessions. He artfully brings the complexity of economic consequences to light, and is also is a veteran voice of objectivity. And his ability to inject humor keeps the energy and teamwork a priority!