Launched in 2010, the Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference quickly emerged as one of the most highly anticipated business gatherings of the region, headlined by leading economic forecasters and attended by hundreds of Southern California’s C-level government and business leaders. This year’s event, Urban Inland Empire: California’s Next Metropolis?, includes both an economic forecast and an in-depth discussion about the region’s urbanization as well as strategies for developing the local economy. This year’s speakers include California Speaker of the House, Anthony Rendon; economists Christopher Thornberg & Robert Kleinhenz; and UCLA’s Michael Manville, a renowned expert in urbanization and urban economies. To learn more about this year’s conference, please visit www.conference.economicforecasting.org.
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The Inland Empire is different from similarly sized markets like Atlanta and Houston in a critical way: It has no central downtown or 'urban core' where jobs are densely located.
>> What does this dynamic mean for business creation and economic development in the region?
>> Is the creation of an urban core the way to develop and grow the local economy?
>> Would an urban core appeal more to new businesses and do more to expand current ones?
Join some of the state's leading experts for a new economic forecast and a data-driven discussion about the region's urban future.