College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation will team up to provide the region’s business community with a presentation from the consulting firm California Economic Forecast.
The COC and SCVEDC 2011 Economic and Real Estate Outlook will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
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Designed to provide attendees with an economic analysis and outlook for the coming year, the presentation will include national and state perspectives, but will be primarily focused on the trends and issues associated with Northern Los Angeles County and the surrounding business community.
“We realize how important these types of forecasts are for businesses that need to have a 12-month picture of what the economic trends will be and how that will affect the decisions they make,” said Dr. Dena Maloney, Vice President of Economic Development and the college’s Canyon Country campus.
“Businesses that have detailed information like this can make more informed decisions, and are better positioned to enhance the economic recovery of the region,” added Maloney.
The California Economic Forecast provides economic analysis and forecasting for a wide range of clients including businesses, nonprofits, cities, regional organizations, colleges and universities.
Led by founder, principal and keynote speaker Dr. Mark Schniepp, the California Economic Forecast’s special areas of expertise include regional economic analysis, economic evaluation of regions using local indicators, and longer term forecasting of California Counties.
The former Director and Chief Economist of the UCSB Economic Forecast, Dr. Schniepp is well-known throughout California for his economic forecasting analysis and commentary on regions of California.
Dr. Schniepp has also served as the Senior Economist for the California State Controller's Office, and is a consulting economist to the California Department of Transportation and the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
“There is a high level of economic uncertainty out there today,” said SCVEDC President/CEO Jonas Peterson. “Through the outlook event we will provide our business and policy leaders with the economic insight they need to make solid decisions.”
Early-bird tickets to the COC/SCVEDC presentation of the 2011 Economic and Real Estate Outlook are $95 if purchased before March 16, and include admission to the event, continental breakfast, and a take away resource book filled with presentation information and forecast data which attendees can refer to throughout the year.
Regular registration is $125 and walk in registration the day of the event is $150.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the COC/SCVEDC presentation of the 2011 Economic & Real Estate Outlook please visit scvedc.org  and click on the “Economic Outlook” banner or call (661) 288-4400.