Roundtable Offers Insights into 2019 Economic Outlook

Video by José Eli Villanueva

What does the local economy look like for 2019 and beyond? A panel of experts shared their answers to the question at the 2019 San Diego County Economic Roundtable held Thursday at the University of San Diego. Watch the full event above.

A full house heard the speakers and panelists provide predictions and perspective on what might be in store for San Diego County’s economy and hot button issues including housing and homelessness, the military, and diversity and inclusion.


  • Donald Steuer, assistant chief administrative officer, County of San Diego
  • Jaime Alonso Gomez, dean, USD School of Business
  • Jeff Light, editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Peter Callstrom, president and CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Ray Major, chief economist, SANDAG
  • Ryan Ratcliff, associate professor of economics, USD School of Business
  • Sarah Burns, director of research and evaluation, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Stephen Maduli-Williams, community development program manager, City of San Diego
  • Jesse Gipe, senior manager of economic development, San Diego Regional Economic Development
Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact