Mayor Graham Richard will participate in a panel discussion on the economic outlook in Fort Wayne.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Economic Outlook is from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Don Hall'€™s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Rd.

The panel discussion will focus on what the future holds for the local construction industry and additional issues related to economic development.

“I am upbeat about Fort Wayne'€™s economic future,” said Mayor Richard. “The City is investing $58 million in infrastructure projects in 2006. A majority of that work will be done by local contractors. We are building a strong economic foundation to help retain and gain jobs.”