For more than 17 years, our annual Economic Forecast has helped CEOs and business owners gain insightful perspectives on what the economy holds for the new year. Regardless of whether the format includes one national economist or a panel of local experts, the content is always compelling. This year's event offered networking with top executives and the awarding of the 2014 CFO of the Year.

The 2014 event featuring a panel of local and statewide business leaders provided their perception on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing business and industry as impacted by the Iowa economy.

Moderator:

Chris Conetzkey - Editor of the Business Record

Panelists:

Debi Durham - Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Dave Swenson - Economist, Iowa State University

Franklin Codel - Executive VP & head of mortgage production, Wells Fargo & Co.

David Miles - Chair & CEO, Miles Capital Inc.

Mary Mosiman - Auditor of State, Iowa