SSU economist will present forecast Feb. 19

ROHNERT PARK – Want to know where the North Bay economy is headed for the rest of the year?

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Well, the long economic recovery is gaining momentum and is forecast to continue in 2014, according to a comprehensive analysis to be presented by Robert Eyler, PhD, at the upcoming Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference.

This highly anticipated annual event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SSU Student Center ballroom, the largest facility of its kind in the North Bay.

“Leading indicators are up in all North Bay counties showing that the region as a whole is in full recovery, and the state and national economies are also forecast to grow,” according to Dr. Eyler, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at SSU.

Dr. Eyler will provide a detailed overview of the trends and major factors contributing to the comeback following California State University Chancellor Dr. Timothy P. White’s keynote presentation on the role of education in helping to shape the present and future workforce and how business and the system can forge partnerships.

The conference will also feature a panel of experts from leading staffing firms, business and educational institutions commenting on the skills that will be need for the "Workforce 2020."

The panelists include Ingrid Estrada, vice president at Agilent Technologies and HR vice president at Keysight Technologies, Craig Nelson, board member and corporate secretary at Nelson Family of Companies and Sarah Dove, director of the career center at the Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics.


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