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Volume 26, Number 1
May 24, 2018
The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster
Forecast and Commentary by Dick Conway and Doug Pedersen

Doug Pedersen

Doug is a Seattle-based business economist and principal of Doug Pedersen & Associates. Specializing in regional economics covering the Pacific Northwest states and metropolitan areas, he regularly consults on, forecasts, and writes about business conditions and prospects. He has participated in numerous studies of the regional economy and is experienced and skilled in using economic information to aid business and government decision- making. His clients have included Bank of America, The Boeing Company, HomeStreet Bank, Washington Forest Protection Association, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, City of Renton, City of Everett, and City of Bellevue.

Doug has an M.B.A. in business economics and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Washington. Prior to entering private practice in 1992, Doug spent sixteen years as a business economist for Rainier Bank and Security Pacific Bank, where he advised customers as well as senior management of the bank. He also published a quarterly economic newsletter and an annual economic review on behalf of the bank.

He is past member of the Washington State Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, a participant on the Western Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters, and past President of the Seattle chapter of the National Association for Business Economics. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Research Council.