- Do California businesses have access to the capital they need?
- Is California truly over-regulated? Which rules most need to be changed?
- How does the state’s tax system affect economic growth? Is the current system unfair? Unfriendly? Unbalanced?
- What does the state’s neglected infrastructure and strained educational system imply for California’s future?
These are some of the questions that will be tackled at the Los Angeles Economic Forecast Conference on June 21. Hosted by the Presidents and Key Executives MBA program at Pepperdine University and Beacon Economics, some of the state’s foremost corporate leaders, venture capitalists, and education professionals will discuss how “open” California is for business. The state’s ability to retain its position as one of the world’s largest and most successful economies is facing heightened challenges; it is worth asking whether growth is truly being hampered or whether claims of an ‘unfriendly climate’ fail to hold up under scrutiny.
The expert panel will follow a spirited overview of the current state of the economy at the national level, in California and specifically in Los Angeles, which will set the stage for:
- Jeffrey Stibel (Moderator), Chairman and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
- Roberto Barragan, President, Valley Economic Development Center
- Dawn Nakagawa, Executive Director, Nicolas Berggruen Institute
- John Paglia, Associate Professor of Finance, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University
- Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director, The Edmund G. Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, California State University, Los Angeles
Thursday, June 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES AIRPORT MARRIOTT
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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