Learn how the current economic trends and conditions will impact our regional and local economy. The 2017 Southwest Regional Economic Forecast “Business Without Boundaries” is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7:30am to 10:00am at the beautiful South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. The event is presented by Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Join us as we take a glance at regional business and retail trends as the Temecula Valley emerges into a more mature region.
This year’s forecast features an informative presentation on topics such as the housing market, retail leasing & demographics, statistics and local economic trends. If you do business in Southwest California you’re not going to want to miss this year’s event.
Christopher Thornberg, Director, UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development
Christopher Thornberg is Director and Adjunct Professor of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. He is also the Founding Partner of Beacon Economics LLC. and widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the sub-prime mortgage market collapse and of the global economic recession that followed. In 2015, Dr. Thornberg was named to California State Treasurer John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. He also serves on the advisory boards of Paulson & Co. Inc., one of Wall Street’s leading hedge funds, and of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern California’s largest not-for-profit business federation. Between 2008 and 2012 he served as a chief economic advisor to the California State Controller’s Office and was Chair of then State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Thornberg holds a Ph.D in Business Economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Lisa Hill-McCay, Senior Vice President of Public Sector Sales, Buxton
As senior vice president of Buxton’s public sector division, Lisa works with proactive cities to improve their retail economic development efforts. She works with communities to maximize their ability to generate sales tax revenue and enhance quality of life for their citizens by successfully recruiting new retailers as well as maximizing current retail options. She is focused on communities in Texas, Illinois and California. Lisa received her B.A. degree from Texas Wesleyan University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She has been a featured speaker at numerous events including the International City/County Management Association annual conference, the Texas Municipal League’s workshops and conferences, as well as the California Economic Development Association’s annual event.
CITY MANAGER PRESENTATIONS
Aaron Adams, City of Temecula
Grant Yates, City of Lake Elsinore
Ron Bradley, City of Menifee
Rick Dudley, City of Murrieta
Gary Nordquist, City of Wildomar