2018 Post-Conference Summary

2018 North State Economic Forecast Conference

Thursday January 18th, 2018 | 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM | Gold Country Casino

A special thank you to Gold Country Casino for hosting the Economic Forecast Conference for the fifth year in a row!

Additionally, a sincere thanks to the 36 sponsors who made this conference possible with their contributions. The CED could not do what it does without the generous support of these businesses in our North State community. We invite you to continue supporting these community-minded organizations. Again, thank you to our wonderful sponsors


Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University, North State Economic Outlook: Tweets, Taxes and Truths

Jacob L. Vigdor, Study Director, University of Washington, How Can Northern California Learn From Seattle's Minimum Wage Experience?

Jose Bravo, Rabobank, Financing and Trends for Small Businesses

Breakout Session Notes:

SGMA Regulations

Agriculture Finance and Trends

Agriculture Labor Shortages

Affordable Care Act Replace and Repeal



Looming Government Pensions

Financing and Capital Access

Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

Regulation Changes

Financing and Capital Access

Strategic Alignment