Philadelphia Council for Business Economics ("PCBE") primary objectives are:

Provide a convenient way for meeting business professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

To have programs and speakers on topics of special interest to business professionals.

To offer a vehicle to universities, community organizations, and other professional groups to contact local business professionals on programs and activities of mutual interest.


Our Upcoming Events
10/08/14“Equity Investing: Simple, but not easy"
Steve Lyons, CFA
Partner, Cooke & Bieler

12/10/14Annual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
09/10/14"Economic Trends in Pennsylvania"
Tom Jackson
Principal Economist, US Regional
IHS Economics

06/25/14"Energy and Utility Sectors Outlook"
Denise Furey, Regent Square Advisors

06/04/14"Touch and Go Decisions in the Mid-Cycle Expansion"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

05/07/14"Construction Trends"
Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist
Reed Construction Data


Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
09/19/14U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.2%
09/18/14Philadelphia August Outlook Suggests continued expansion
09/18/14DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer rose by 0.7%
09/18/14Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 36,000 to 280,000
09/18/14August Housing Starts down 14.4%, Permits down 5.6%
09/17/14Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference

Federal Reserve Board Speech
09/18/14Speech by Chair Yellen on the importance of asset building for low and middle income households
09/16/14Testimony by Maryann Hunter, Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation on community banking
09/08/14Testimony by Governor Tarullo on Dodd-Frank Implementation
09/04/14Speech by Governor Powell on reforming U.S. dollar LIBOR
08/22/14Speech by Chair Yellen on labor market dynamics and monetary policy
08/11/14Speech by Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on the Great Recession

Federal Reserve Press Release
09/18/14Z.1 Flow of Funds
09/18/14Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action
09/18/14Federal Reserve Board publishes report containing summary information on debit card transactions in 2013
09/17/14Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the September 16-17 FOMC meeting
09/17/14Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
09/17/14Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement on policy normalization principles and plans