Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
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Southern California Economic Outlook Presentation
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On Thursday, Dec. 1, SCAG hosted the 13th edition of our celebrated annual Southern California Economic Summit series.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Resourcing the Region.” Southern California is uniquely rich in both natural and economic resources. We are also leading the way financially, with a major influx of federal and state funding slated to come to the region. Still, there is a growing need for improvement in workforce development and education.
Leading voices in business industry, planning, public policy, housing, and academia will come together to assess the status of the region’s economy and define strategies for harnessing Southern California’s unique resources to maintain our status as a national and international economic powerhouse.
Keynote Speaker and Program Preview
President and CEO, Smart Growth America
Mr. Gladney is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of communities. His talk will address the nexus between sustainability and economic opportunity, and how cities can harness them to implement effective solutions to our biggest challenges.
Additionally, panel sessions featuring a distinguished roster of industry leaders and economic experts will include:
- Southern California Economic Update – This session will debut original research and analysis of the current state of the regional economy, offering insights on the changing landscape and highlighting opportunities for growth.
- Resources that Set Southern California Apart – Southern California is uniquely rich in both natural and economic resources. This panel will define strategies for best harnessing these resources, spotlighting key industries and opportunity areas.
- Resources to Drive Economic Growth – In order to maintain our status as a national and international economic powerhouse, strong financial and human resources are essential. This panel will cover the major influx of federal and state funding for the region, as well as our workforce development needs.