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.

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

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

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Complimentary Craft Beer and Wine Reception

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"? 

Forecast & Speakers Panels

Read more about our speakers 

EMCEE AND MODERATOR - Frank Mottek | Mottek on Money, 790 KABC


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


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

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