CSU, Chico News

Entrepreneur and Author Jack Schultz to speak at Tri County Economic Forecast Conference

Date: 12-06-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Amy Terhorst
Event and Sponsorship Manager
Center for Economic Development, CSU, Chico

Jack Schultz, author of Boomtown USA: The 7 ½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Tri County Economic Forecast Conference hosted by the California State University, Chico Center for Economic Development. The conference takes place Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus.

“The Tri County Economic Forecast Conference is a vital part of our mission to foster community leadership development and entrepreneurship in the North State,” said CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg, “I encourage businesses to take advantage of the information and networking available through this opportunity.”

Other conference speakers include Nancy Sidhu, vice president and senior economist with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation; John Mitchell, economist with Bancorp; and David Gallo, economist with CSU, Chico.

The conference provides attendees with useful insight and knowledge about the economic trends in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties, and will include a significant emphasis on the local economies including issues, opportunities and challenges each of the counties are facing. Panel discussions will also take place with local community members.

More than 350 businesses and community members attended the 2007 Tri County Economic Forecast Conference, and more than 400 are expected at this year’s event.

The conference is sponsored in part by Pacific Gas & Electric, KPAY-1290 News Talk, Chico Enterprise-Record, The Graphic Fox, Ink Feather Falls Casino, Butte Community Bank, The Paradise Post and Umpqua Bank.

The mission of the CED is to educate and build the knowledge and capacity of California economic development professionals and enhance the well-being of the region’s citizens by facilitating sustained, long-term and coordinated economic development strategies.

Registration for the conference is $65 until Jan. 9 and includes breakfast, attendee packet and a 2008 Economic Profile. Registration after Jan. 9 is $85. Registration is available online at www.csuchico.edu/cedp or by calling (530) 898-4598. For more information, contact Amy Terhorst at amy@empireevents.net.