The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) and College of the Canyons are pleased to announce that they will once again be partnering to present the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Economic & Real Estate Outlook.
The event will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive look at the issues affecting the future growth and success of 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.
“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 event will once again feature a keynote forecast from noted economist and Director of the California Economic Forecast, Dr. Mark Schniepp.
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.
“Despite seeing some positive signs locally this past year, there remains a high level of economic uncertainty out there,” said SCVEDC President/CEO Jonas Peterson. “Through the outlook event, we will once again provide our business and policy leaders with the economic insight they need to make solid decisions.”
Registration for the 2012 Economic & Real Estate Outlook is $95 per person (until Jan. 24) and includes admission to the event and a complimentary copy of the 2012 Santa Clarita Valley Economic Outlook report (an $85 value). As an added bonus, attendees are invited to stay for a post-conference reception hosted by Klassen Corporation featuring complimentary appetizers and refreshments.
Sponsorship packages for the event are also available.
To make your reservation or for more information about the 2012 Economic & Real Estate Outlook please visit www.scvedc.org and click on the “Economic Outlook” banner or call (661) 288-4400.