Forum: The Disappearing Middle Class
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Owyhee
Nora Carpenter I Mike Ferguson
Forum organizer: City Club of Boise

What is happening to the nation's middle class worker? Why is Idaho's middle class disappearing? How does this affect the lives of Idahoans and the future for their children?

How can Idaho improve the financial well-being of its citizens? Attract more employers to the state with tax incentives? Improve the number of children who are educated for good paying jobs? Expand Medicaid to help people stay healthy and reduce the number of disabled?

The City Club of Boise will explore these issues in a two part series of Forums at the Owyhee.  On February 10th, two speakers will begin the conversation. 

Nora Carpenter, President and CEO of the United Way of Treasure Valley will present a personal portrait of the results of the survey which was the inspiration for these forums.

Michael Ferguson, the former Director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy who previously served as Idaho's chief economist for 25 years, will present new economic information about our nation and Idaho's economic health.

Download the handouts shared by United Way of the Treasure Valley and economist Mike Ferguson. Download United Way handout. and Download Idaho Personal Income handout.

Chair: Jean DeLuca
Moderator: Dick Gardner