"How to Jump Start Central Oregon's Economic Recovery" is the topic of a special meeting Thursday. It’s sponsored by the Deschutes Economic Alliance. Speaker Delore Zimmerman with the Deschutes Economic Alliance says he'll be offering some success stories from other states. “I'll be talking about states that are creating jobs. And how Oregon stacks up compared to these other states. Where we are leading, where we're lagging. Some of the state's successful at creating jobs, how that can be applied at the local level.” Dr. Zimmerman's talk will be at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It is free to the public.