Here’s the first question we asked our local experts at Wednesday's Economic Forecast program: What is one economic trend to watch in 2020? Specifically, what effect will it have here in Iowa? The discussion was hosted by the Business Record and included the following panelists:

1. Darrell L. Cronk - Chief investment officer for wealth and investment management, Wells Fargo & Co.
2. Jay Byers - CEO, Greater Des Moines Partnership
3. Kathy Leggett - Future Ready Iowa policy adviser
4. Thomas Root - Associate professor of finance, Drake University
5. Joe Murphy - Executive director, Iowa Business Council