FTR honored by Chicago Federal Reserve at 2023 Economic Outlook Summit

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Updated Dec 22, 2023
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Jonathan Starks, CEO of FTR, and Bill Witte, a provider of economic forecasts for FTR, won forecasting honors at the Chicago Federal Reserve's 37th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium on Dec. 1. 

Starks was recognized for forecasting gross domestic product, current dollars. Witte was honored for forecasting Treasury constant maturity one-year rates. 

"Jonathan and Bill have played key roles in FTR's success," says Eric Starks, chairman of the board at FTR. "We recognize how important their voices are to our forecasting models, which allow FTR to deliver information to our clients that they can rely on to build their business plans annually. This latest recognition from the Chicago Fed further supports the belief we have in their judgement." 

Starks has been with FTR since 2001. He developed and expanded FTR's Freight*cast transportation model and subscription services line. Witte has provided economic forecasts for FTR for more than 20 years. He is retired from the Department of Economics at Indiana University. He also provides regular forecasts for the U.S. economy. 

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