The events of the past year have laid bare the inequities of both the national and local economies. The lived experiences of the millions of Americans who have found themselves unemployed during the pandemic are a stark contrast to the “record setting” levels of Wall Street. The 2021 Economic Forecast will focus on “A Tale of Two Recoveries,” with assessments of how we can collectively support an equitable recovery that lifts those most impacted in our communities by the pandemic, which will lead to a better Los Angeles for all of us.
This year’s event on February 17th from 8:30am-11:30am will give attendees deep access to analysis of our current economic crisis to help you make choices in your organization, as we connect the dots on issues affecting equity, sustainability, resilience and more widely shared growth in Los Angeles County.
Thought leaders and industry experts who will drill down on specific ways that businesses, academic institutions, and local government entities can work together to spurn growth in specific industries that thrive in LA County; how access to capital, a strong talent pipeline and favorable government regulation and policies contribute to the successful creation and sustainability of new and existing industries in the region.
Shannon Sedgwick, Director of LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics will provide a state of California and LA County perspective on the issues that are impacting our local economy, focused on the pandemic and industries and jobs that were impacted and recovery prospects.