SACC to Host 34th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast

2022 Economic Forecast Logo SQ 2

The 34th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast will be held at 7:30 AM on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Salisbury University, in the Guerrieri Academic Commons. The Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon will follow at 12:30 PM.

Presented by The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, BEACON at Salisbury University, and the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, the event is an unparalleled opportunity to hear first-hand what leading regional economists and business leaders believe to be the biggest achievements and challenges ahead.

The 2022 Economic Forecast curriculum includes regional economists and business leaders who will analyze the challenges facing the regional, national, and global economies.

Economic Development Directors
What’s Next! The Southern Delmarva Economy

– Dave Ryan, Wicomico County
– Melanie Pursel, Worcester County
– Susan Banks, Dorchester County
– Daniel Thompson, Somerset County
– William Pfaff, Sussex County, Delaware
– Rich Morrison, Accomack County, Virginia

2022 Economic Forecast Speakers

Emerging Delmarva Industries: Timber, Wellness, Broadband and Wind

– Steve Leonard, President & CEO, TidalHealth
– Matt Drew, Onshore Infrastructure Construction Manager, Ørsted
– Beth Hill, Executive Director, Maryland Forest Association
– Neil Stegman, Operations Manager, Bloosurf

On the Horizon: Future of Aviation and Space
– David Pierce, Director, NASA Wallops Island
– Bob Bryant, Airport Manager, Delaware Coastal Airport

Recovery of the Restaurant and Tourism Industries
– Marshall Weston, President, Restaurant Association of Maryland
– Tom Perlozzo, Director, Ocean City Tourism and Business Development

The State of The Building Trades
– Ron Morgan, President, Becker Morgan Group
– Dwight Miller, President, Gillis Gilkerson

2022 Maryland General Assembly Session Preview

Following the Forecast, the Lower Shore Legislative Delegation will be on hand to answer questions on the upcoming 2022 General Assembly Session and the business legislation that is set to become law. The panel has a moderator overseeing the Q & A.
– Senator Mary Beth Carozza
– Senator Addie Eckhardt
– Speaker Pro Tem Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes
– Delegate Christopher Adams
– Delegate Johnny Mautz
– Delegate Carl Anderton
– Delegate Wayne Hartman
– Delegate Charles Otto
Full event registration is $75 for members and $100 for future members.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. For more information contact Bill Chambers at 410-749-0144 or, or visit

The 2022 Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast is presented by:


Franklin P. Perdue School of Business

Media Sponsor


CEO Level Sponsors

Global Play Network


Pohanka of Salisbury

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

Chairman Level Sponsors

Avery Hall Insurance

D3 Corp.

Delmarva Power


M&T Bank

Perdue Farms

Salisbury Regional Airport

SBTS Group


The Voice Radio Network

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Board Level Sponsors

Alarm Engineering

Associated Builders & Contractors Chesapeake Shores


Chaney Enterprises

Chesapeake Utilities

Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Delmarva Veteran Builders

Greg Reddell State Farm Insurance Agency

Hebron Savings Bank

Mountaire Farms

Peninsula Roofing Company, Inc.

PKS & Company, PA

Provident State Bank

Maryland Small Business Development Center Eastern Region

SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate

W.R. McCain & Associates 

Supporter Level Sponsors

Bancroft Construction

Bank of Delmarva

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.

Gillis Gilkerson

Minuteman Press

NAI Coastal

Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development

Tim Sherman Consultant, Small Business Development Center