CSULB Forum Gives Insight into Regional Economy

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During the 2016 Regional Economic Forum, the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Office of Economic Research will present analysis on economic trends in the greater Long Beach region within the context of the national and global economies. Local experts will also lend insight into the regional economy.

Wade Martin, professor and chair of the CSULB Economics Department and Director of the Office of Economic Research, will provide regional analysis and will be joined by Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics, who will provide national economic analysis. Panelists include Jeffrey Fullerton, Director at Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate who will discuss the Civic Plaza project and John Keisler, the city of Long Beach’s Innovation Team (i-team) Director who will be sharing more information about the upcoming work of the i-team. 

Friday, April 29, 8 a.m. in the Seaside Ballroom, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Parking is free. If media is interested in attending or coordinating interviews, please contact Mike Uhlenkamp at Michael.Uhlenkamp@csulb.edu.

Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California with more than 470,000 residents. The greater Long Beach region straddles Los Angeles and Orange counties and is home to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and together they comprise the ninth largest port complex in the world. The greater Long Beach region is economically diverse and has a long tradition in the aerospace industry, is a growing travel and tourism hub, and is home to a number of major health care facilities and banks and financial services firms.

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