Economists to forecast SC financial health in 2010

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Economists from South Carolina universities are presenting their forecast for the state's future financial health.

The University of South Carolina will hold its 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference on Wednesday.

It includes a presentation by two University of South Carolina research economists, and a panel discussion titled "Outlook for the Economy 2010: Recovery or Relapse." The panel will feature economists from the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina University and Clemson University.

Last year, University of South Carolina economist Doug Woodward said South Carolina entered the recession late, in summer 2008, while the national recession began in December 2007.

But he forecast a double whammy in 2009, due to lawmakers' poor tax policy.

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