From the applications and implications of blockchain to the future of personal mobility, California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) 2018-19 South Bay Economic Forecast conference on Oct. 25 will provide a look at innovative local businesses that are changing the way residents live, work, and play, and an analytical report of the current economic drivers in the region.
WHEN & WHERE: The South Bay Economic Forecast will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union ballroom on the CSUDH campus, located at 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. Click here for a campus map.
RECEPTION: The conference will be immediately followed by a beer and wine reception featuring sprits from South Bay companies.
REGISTRATION: To register and for more information visit https://www.csudh.edu/uce/economic-forecast/. There is no cost for the media.
Titled “A Region in Transition: The Future is Here,” the conference will be hosted by Frank Mottek, anchor for KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, and will provide an wide-ranging, data-driven report on the current state of the South Bay, as well as the outlook for 2019. It also provides a summary of the economic outlooks for California and the nation.
The economic report will be delivered by William Yu, economist UCLA Anderson Forecast.
“As the southern part of Silicon Beach, South Bay is one of the more dynamic regions in Southern California. The most important driver of South Bay’s economy is the manufacturing sector, and the crown jewel is its aerospace and defense industry,” said Yu. “We predict that South Bay’s growth rate will accelerate over the next year, mostly due to the expansion of the federal government’s defense budget. Additionally, SpaceX and the new NFL stadium will continue to transform and advance the local economy.”
The fourth annual forecast event will also include presentations by CSUDH professors on regional economic development, and a panel of local visionaries and industry executives discussing trends in technology, new media, smart cities, and personal mobility.
South Bay Economic Forecast presenters and panelists:
o Honda will also demonstrate its new autonomous 3E-D18 Robotic Workhorse during the Economic Forecast, which features a range of experimental technologies engineered to understand people’s needs and demonstrate how robotics and people can work together.