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Central Coast Economic Forecast looks to 2018 

–The Central Coast Economic Forecast (CCEF) is presenting the year-in-review and 2018 projections for the Central Coast at a breakfast meeting on Nov 3. The meeting is at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo beginning with a 7:30 a.m. continental breakfast. The program is from 8:30–11:30 a.m. Tickets are $135 and can be purchased from the CCEF website.

Bob Wacker is the master of ceremonies and the speakers are:

  • Chris Thornberg & Robert Kleinhenz, Beacon Economics’ analysts, will present year-in-review information and 2018 projections for local, state, and national economies.
  • Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California and the director of tourism in the governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GoBiz), will offer global-scale insight on the close relationship between tourism and business investment.
  • Steve McCarty, CCEF 2017 Chair


The Central Coast Economic Forecast is produced with support from platinum level sponsors PG&E, Bank of America, Barnett Cox & Associates and Cal Poly, along with dozens of local business, organization and government sponsors. The Forecast is overseen by a volunteer board of local business leaders and was developed to provide a reliable and insightful source of local, state and national economic information.


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