Bank of Utah will host four events in February to inform business and community leaders about Utah’s projected economic growth.

Pamela S. Perlich, Ph. D., director of demographic research at University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, will headline the Economic Outlook lectures scheduled in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Lehi.

Perlich leads the Demography Team at the Institute, which produces population estimates and projections at both the community and state levels. Perlich’s work highlights the great diversity in Utah’s communities and how these change over time. Community data from the Demography Team provides information on the state’s counties, political districts, cities and towns and neighborhoods.

“Bank of Utah sponsors the Economic Outlook Events every year, to provide our bank customers and friends with valuable information in a condensed and accessible format that will help them make plans for the year,” said Douglas L. De Fries, Bank of Utah president. “The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute produces data and analysis to contribute to informed decisions. We share their philosophy to make data available for communities and small businesses across Utah with the goal to foster sound policy and strong communities.”

The events will include lunch, and all attendees must pre-register, as space is limited. Locations include:

Ogden, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd.

This event is in conjunction with Weber State University and Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce

Additional speakers include Jim Taggart of OWTC and Eric Allen of MetroStudy

Salt Lake City –  Thursday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main Street

Lehi – Monday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving Point, 3300 W. Clubhouse Drive             

Logan – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Riverwoods Conference Center

615 Riverwood Parkway

According to her bio, Perlich has also worked in the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, concentrating on long run economic and demographic projections. She has researched, published and taught a wide range of topics over the course of her career. The focus of her work is to illuminate economic trends and the associated implications for the future, especially as they impact Utah. She has received awards for teaching, publication, and public service. Her work in the community includes frequent speaking engagements for civic, education, governmental, corporate and professional organizations. She often serves as a resource to the press, providing the Utah context for broader events.

To pre-register call 801-409-5172 or visit