Experts to Share Outlook on San Diego’s Economy

Local economic experts will evaluate the financial landscape for 2015 at the 31st annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable at the University of San Diego on Friday, Jan. 16. 

The panelists will provide predictions and perspective on what’s in store for the region, looking at the overall economic forecast and focusing on indicators in real estate, transportation and the startup environment.

County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Horn will provide opening remarks, along with USD School of Business Administration Associate Dean Manzur Rahman, U-T San Diego Editor Jeff Light and San Diego Workforce Partnership’s President and CEO Peter Callstrom.

“San Diego’s economic health and growth have an impact on all County residents,” said Horn. “Our panelists will provide valuable insight on challenges we face and offer ways to build a stronger economy.”

The panelists are:

  • Alex P. Beaton, Principal, Alex Beaton: Real Estate
  • Mark Cafferty, President and CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Marney Cox, Chief Economist, SANDAG
  • Gabriela Dow, Partner, NV5/Plug and Play
  • Jim Miller, Senior Regional Economist, SANDAG
  • Ryan Ratcliff, Associate Professor of Economics, USD School of Business Administration

Attendance is free and registration is required for the roundtable, which is the region’s longest-running free economic forecasting event. There will be free parking at the University of San Diego.

If you cannot make it to the event, there is still a chance to join it. The event will be streamed live online.

The roundtable is sponsored by the County of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership, University of San Diego and U-T San Diego.

Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact