Regional Economic Summit 2018 in Watsonville, May 3

Date: May 03, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

MBEP’s 4th Annual Regional Economic Summit will be held on May 3rd at the Mello Center in Watsonville.

Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC, who is widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists, will share his provocative insights on federal, state and local economic trends. As an expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the sub-prime mortgage market collapse and of the global economic recession that followed. If you’ve seen him in action before, you know it will be another insightful and entertaining presentation.

Also joining us will be Morgan Simon, a nationally renowned leader in impact investment and building community capital. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital, and has become one of the most respected voices in her field. Attendees will receive a free copy of Ms. Simon’s most recent book, Real Impact, in which she offers guidelines for investors, entrepreneurs, activists, and everyday people to use their wallets to contribute to social change.

We will also be presenting our annual Public-Private Partnership Award given in recognition of an innovative project that demonstrates significant contribution to the well-being of our region.

We have a few other tricks up our sleeves, so you won’t want to miss this event that will sell out in advance!

Complimentary parking is available at the Civic Plaza Parking garage, located at 260 Rodriguez St., Watsonville.

Shuttle service to and from the event will run from 9:00am – 10:00am for arrival and again between 1:00pm – 2:00pm for departure. Shuttle pick up location is at the pedestrian exit on 2nd Street outside of the Civic Plaza Parking garage. MBEP Staff & Volunteers will be available to accommodate any special arrival and departure times.


Mello Henry J Center For Performing Arts
231 Union Street
Watsonville, California 95076



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