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Expert to discuss potential economic impact of Confluence Project

A retired geography professor with more than 40 years of academic and private sector research experience will discuss the potential economic impacts of the Confluence Project proposed for downtown Eau Claire.

Dr. Brady Foust, professor emeritus of geography, will be the featured speaker during a "Let's Do Lunch" presentation at noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Fanny Hill Restaurant in Eau Claire. He has four decades of research experience in retail and industrial site location, urban systems and economic development.

Foust will discuss the potential economic impacts of the Confluence Project, a public-private development planned at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers. The project includes a shared university-community arts center and a privately developed mixed-use building 

His presentation will focus on the private sector building investment associated with the project as well as the Confluence as a business and employee recruiting tool. Registration and other details can be found here.