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Dr. Chris Thornberg to Share Economic Forecast at MBEP’s 6th Annual Regional Economic Summit

(Source: Monterey Bay Economic Partnership)

April 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA

Virtual Summit on April 29 will explore issues important to the region’s economic health, such as the fallout from COVID-19, the 2020 Census, housing, the food ecosystem, and climate change

When our region’s community, business and civic leaders come together at an MBEP event, good things happen. Given the current epidemic we will still carry on and provide the same compelling content delivered to you virtually. MBEP’s 6th annual Regional Economic Summit will explore issues important to our region’s economic health, such as the latest with the fallout from COVID-19, the 2020 Census, housing, our food ecosystem, and climate change. Come be inspired by local leaders and national experts who will share important information on how to make your own organization more resilient.

Program of April 29, 2020 Virtual Event:

  • 10:00 – 10:15: Welcome
  • 10:15 – 10:35: Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founder, Beacon Economics
  • 10:35 – 10:55: Vince Barabba, Former US Census Director
  • 10:55 – 11:10: Lightning Round: Our Food Ecosystem
  • 11:10 – 11:25: Lightning Round: Many Benefits of HomeShare
  • 11:25 – 11:35: Short Break
  • 11:35 – 12:20: Panel Discussion
  • 12:20 – 12:30: Public-Private Partnership Award

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg

Economic forecasting in the midst of a global pandemic is like shooting at a moving target: How effectively will efforts be to slow the spread of COVID-19 transmissions? How long will non-essential businesses remain shuttered? What percentage of job losses are temporary? What are the short- and long-term impacts on the economy, and how will those impacts be felt on a national, state, and regional level?

It’s a challenging equation, and the variables keep changing.

That’s why we’re proud to share that Dr. Christopher Thornberg, principal of Beacon Economics, LLC, will join MBEP’s 6th Annual Regional Economic Summit to share insight into what lies in store for our state and region. Thornberg is widely regarded as a foremost expert in economic forecasting and regional economics, economic policy, and industry economics.

Even with a panicked Wall Street, and spikes in unemployment numbers creating economic turmoil in the short-term, the true long-term impact on the economy isn’t a foregone conclusion at this point, says Thornberg. Make sure to join us to hear one of the most dynamic and insightful experts on what lies ahead.

Also on the agenda are some of the biggest issues affecting our region: the 2020 Census, housing, our food ecosystem, and climate change. Come be inspired by local leaders and national experts who will share important information on how to make your own organization more resilient.

Get your tickets now, and be a part of these important discussions affecting the Monterey Bay region.

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