Economic Forecast

9th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast

The South Bay Economic Forecast is Southern California's premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. It takes a focused look at emerging industries, disruptors’ and game changing technologies, and is attended by the region’s top business, education, civic, and government leaders.

Have you ever wondered...

  • What if the next groundbreaking pharmaceutical discovery originated from beyond earth? 
  • Think tractors are John Deere's limit? Think again. Learn how their entry into space tech is sowing the seeds of innovation.
  • What if building homes become as simple as pressing "PRINT"?

9th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast
Strengthening the South Bay's Competitive Edge

Thursday, October 26, 2023
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Loker Student Union Ballroom

Schedule of Events

Read more about our speakers 

3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Economic Forecast Report & Speaker Panel

3 p.m. — Introduction
Frank Mottek, Anchor – 790 KABC | Mottek on Money

3:04 p.m. — Opening Remarks
Dr. Thomas A. Parham – CSUDH President

3:10 p.m. — South Bay Economics Panel

  • Dr. Jose N. Martinez, Co-Director, South Bay Economics Institute
  • Dr. Fynnwin Prager, Co-Director, South Bay Economics Institute
  • Dr. Jennifer Brodmann, Faculty Researcher, South Bay Economics Institute

3:45 p.m. - Moderated and Audience Q & A

4:00 p.m. - Competitive Edge Tech Panel 

  • Shokouh Shafiei | President, DSA Signage
  • Al Savage | Manager, Starfire Network | John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
  • Gene Eidelman | Co-Founder, Azure Printed Homes
  • Jon Barr | COO, Varda Space Industries

4:50 p.m. - Audience Q & A and Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Complimentary Craft Beer and Wine Reception

For information, please call Ceremonies & Events at (310) 243-3337 or email