CSU, Chico News

Rabobank To Be Presenting Sponsor at 2012 Economic Forecast Conference

Date: 11-17-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Donald Krysakowski
Center for Economic Development

The Center for Economic Development (CED) at the California State University, Chico Research Foundation announced today that it had signed an agreement with Rabobank, N.A. to be a presenting sponsor at the CED’s annual Economic Forecast Conference to be held at Gold Country Casino’s Event Center in Oroville on Jan. 12, 2012.

This will be the 12th year for the Economic Forecast Conference that has grown each year since its inception. Designed to provide business and government leaders throughout the North State with economic planning information for the upcoming year, this year’s conference is expanding to include breakout sessions that will address important regional issues including infrastructure planning, regional cooperation, small business lending and small business marketing intelligence.

Dan Ripke, director of the Center for Economic Development and the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center, stated, “We are extremely pleased to be able to have Rabobank support our Economic Forecast Conference. Rabobank is committed to supporting the North State over the long term, and we welcome their commitment to our region.”

“The Economic Forecast Conference is exactly the type of community-wide event that Rabobank supports,” stated Roger Hager, regional president of Rabobank, N.A. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Center for Economic Development to promote sustainable economic growth here in Northern California.”

Rabobank, N.A. is a California community bank that provides personalized service and a full array of products to individuals, businesses, organizations and agricultural clients. With nearly 120 retail branches, the bank serves the communities from Redding to the Imperial Valley through a regional structure that promotes local decision making and active community involvement.

The Center for Economic Development, a center within the CSU, Chico Research Foundation, provides data, information and technical services to support leaders in business and government make sound economic and policy decisions.

Please visit www.cedcal.com or call 530-898-4598 for additional information.