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LAEDC to Release 2008 - 2009 Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook
Chief Economist and Sr. V.P. Jack Kyser To Release Critical Data On Economy
By: George Mc Quade
OUTLOOK: “INVESTING IN LOS ANGELES”
Despite economic uncertainty, major investments are being made in LA County that will transform the Los Angeles economy in coming years. Hear from industry leaders on why billions of dollars are being invested in LA and what we can expect for the economy in 08.
Jack Kyser, Chief Economist and Senior V.P., LAEDC
Leslie Appleton-Young, Chief Economist, Calif. Assn. of Realtors
Dr. Jay Bryson, Global Economist, Wachovia, Nat’nl Econ.
Remco Waller, Chief Financial Officer, TESCO
Tim Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG -- William Witte, Pres., Related Companies
Robert Bach, National Director of Market Analysis, Grubb & Ellis
Frank Mottek, Panel Moderator, Host, KNX 1070 AM Business Hour
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2008 (please call for link & Interviews)
7 A.M. – 8 A.M. Breakfast & Check-in. Program: 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Marriott Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles
333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
* (866) 210-8879
On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, LAEDC Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Jack Kyser will be joined by a panel of industry leaders from companies AEG, Related California, TESCO, Grubb & Ellis, CA Assn. of Realtors, and Wachovia to discuss the LA economy for 2008. Despite economic uncertainty across the country, major investments are being made in LA County.
From the 4th largest bank in America (Wachovia) to the 3rd largest retailer in the world (TESCO, parent company of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood market), and from the world's largest owner of sports teams and sports events (AEG) to one of the largest real estate developers (Related Companies), billions of dollars are being invested here that will markedly transform the regional economy in coming years. Come hear a panel of principals with these firms explain why they are investing in LA.
2008 also looks to be impacted by distress in the housing industry, nervous financial markets, and labor strife in the motion picture/television production industry. What can we expect the economic impacts to be? Come find out first hand at this event.
[Media interviews call Geo. McQuade 818) 340-5300 publicity@
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About LAEDC (www.LAEDC.org)
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the region’s premier business leadership organization, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1981. Its mission is to attract, retain, and grow business and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. Since 1996, the LAEDC has helped retain or create more than 132,600 jobs, providing $5.6 billion in annual benefit to LA County.