CSU, Chico News

2011 Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference January 13

Date: 12-16-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Sandy Linville
Center for Economic Development

The Center for Economic Development (CED) is presenting the 11th Annual Tri-County Economic Forecast Conference on Jan. 13 at the BMU Auditorium, California State University, Chico. This annual conference addresses economic trends in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

Six experts will speak in such areas as small business development, rural development and technology. Their knowledge and experience will provide information and experience that can improve the ability of local businesses and community leaders to successfully plan for the future.

The conference is open for registration at 7 a.m. and includes breakfast. Speakers and discussions will run from 8 a.m. until noon and will be followed by an informal discussion and networking hour, from noon until 1 p.m.

Speakers include Robert Eyler, professor and chair of the economics department at Sonoma State University; Glenda Humiston, state director, United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development; Craig Settles, broadband business strategist, marketing expert and author; Christian Friedland, president and founder of Build.com, Inc.; Jim Hauenstein, CIO, Enloe Medical Center; and James L. Sager, professor of accounting and management information systems, CSU, Chico. Background on these speakers can be found at http://www.cedcal.com/tri-county-economic-forecast-conference/.

You can register online at http://store.northstateprofile.org/11antrecfoco.html. Tables can be purchased for groups or businesses attending together. Otherwise, seating is open.

CED at CSU, Chico helps communities prepare and plan for future growth through assistance in community development, employment generation, natural resource management, workforce development, alternative energy advancement and leadership training. The CED also assists Northern California communities to sustain growth and promote empowerment and expertise among its residents. For more information, call CED at 530-898-4598.