CSU, Chico News

Tenth Annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference Slated for January 14

Date: 12-14-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Dan Ripke,
Center for Economic Development

The Center for Economic Development (CED), California State University, Chico will hold its 10th Annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference on Jan. 14, 2010, from 8 a.m. until noon in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 7 a.m.

The Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference provides attendees with information about economic trends in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. This information, according to CED Director Dan Ripke, “improves the ability of local businesses and community leaders to successfully plan for the future of Northern California.”

John Chiang, controller for the State of California, will be the keynote speaker. The controller brings extensive experience and fiscal leadership to the State Controller’s Office.

Also speaking at the conference will be Dr. Robert Eyler, professor of economics at Sonoma State University; Mr. Gary Zimmerman, senior economist at Federal Reserve Bank; Mr. Gregg Kelley, president/CEO of California Olive Ranch; Mr. Jamie Johansson, owner of Lodestar Farms; and Mr. Pat Campbell, vice president of operations at Bell-Carter Olive Company.

Registration is $75 per person and includes a continental breakfast, a conference packet and one individual economic and demographic profile for Butte, Glenn or Tehama counties. Please visit www.cedcal.com or call 530-898-4598 for additional information and to register.