May 17, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17

Second Annual Valley Economic Forecast Set for May 25

Northridge and Valley Economic Research Center Team with Chicago Title to Offer Outlooks, Trends

Cal State Northridge and its San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center, in partnership with Chicago Title, will present the second annual San Fernando Valley Economic Forecast on Tuesday, May 25, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City.

The forecast, titled "The Recovery: Breakout or More Doldrums?," will offer a look at what the future holds for the economies of the Valley, the region, the state and the nation through 2007.

Daniel Blake, CSUN economics professor and center director,(right) will discuss the state of the Valley's economy and what the trends foretell for its future. He also will present the results of a recent survey of several hundred employers in the San Fernando Valley conducted by the center, Davis Research and J.D. Power and Associates.

Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast and a senior economist with the California Controller's Office,(left) will discuss the economic trends in Los Angeles region and the rest of the state.

Gary Zimmerman, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco,(right) will address national trends in manufacturing and high technology industries.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentations at 8:30 a.m. The fee for registration is $110. Guests can register online at the Forecast Web site, Each guest will receive breakfast and a printed copy of the conference findings.

Information about the San Fernando Valley Economic Forecast is available on the Forecast Web site or by calling Debi Klein at (818) 677-3621.

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