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Ask an expert about our economic outlook – What’s in-store for 2023?

Midhurst/March 23​, 2023 – Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), for an overview of the economy, here and abroad. Learn how inflation, the rise of interest rates and the resulting economic slowdown are changing our business environment. You’ll also discover how entrepreneurs can forge a path forward in a context marked by labour shortages and global uncertainties. The session will conclude with an opportunity for you to ask the expert your questions.


Virtual Ask an Expert Speaker Series –
Economic outlook – What’s in-store for 2023?


Virtual – details to be provided upon registration


Monday, April 17, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


This is a FREE event, but registration is required. To register, visit

About the presenter

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012. Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he helps business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment. Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team and supervises all marketing and industry research activities. Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.

About the Ask an Expert series

This session is part of the “Ask an Expert” series presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Community Futures South Georgian Bay, Sandbox Centre and Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre – Georgian College.

To view recordings of past sessions, please visit .

About the County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)