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SCVEDC and College of the Canyons partner for economic outlook event

Posted: February 15, 2013 10:01 a.m.
Updated: February 15, 2013 10:01 a.m.

Santa Clarita, CA – The economic recovery has been nothing short of a rollercoaster with significant challenges and triumphs. What does 2013 have in store? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) and College of the Canyons will host the 2013 Economic & Real Estate Outlook event on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Valencia. 

Guests will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting the future growth and success of a broad range of local industries. The event will include presentations on the national and state economy as well as a forecast for the upcoming year focused on the Santa Clarita Valley and Northern Los Angeles County.

“It’s vital that our local businesses know what’s in store for both the local and regional economy in the short- and long-term future. Outlook provides business executives with a comprehensive snapshot of the upcoming year in an effort to better guide them in making educated decisions for their companies,” said Pete Bellas, Dean of Economic Development for College of the Canyons. 

Featured keynote speakers include:

Mark Schiepp, Ph.D., Director, California Economic Forecast

Ryan Miller, MPP , California Legislative  Analyst’s Office

Bill Watkins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Economic Research & Forecasting Cal Lutheran

Having served as the senior economist to Kathleen Connell, former California State Controller, and as the Director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Schniepp is well-known throughout the State for his in-depth regional economic analysis and commentary.

In addition working with a number of economic development entities, California Economic Forecast also regularly prepares economic analysis and county level forecasts for public and private entities such as Kaiser Permanente, the California Association of Realtors, The Irvine Company and the Southern California Association of Governments.

“Our local economy is expected to perform better than almost all other California markets.” said Jonas Peterson, President/CEO Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. “We expect this trend of growth to continue and the Outlook is our chance to have leading economists share detailed projects on the future of our Valley,” he added. 

Registration for the 2013 Economic & Real Estate Outlook is $125 per person and includes admission to the event, canapés  and a complimentary copy of the 2013 Santa Clarita Valley Economic Outlook report (an $85 value), as well as entry to the post-conference reception hosted by the law firm of Poole & Shaffery featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

To make your reservation or for more information about the 2012 Economic & Real Estate Outlook please visit or call (661) 288-4400.Regisration begins at 2:00 pm, program begins at 2:30. Reception to follow program 5:00pm-7:00pm. 

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