Riding the Coronavirus Coaster:

An Economic Outlook for 2021

October 13th, 2020
10 AM - 12 PM

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In a year of a shattering pandemic, unprecedented economic turbulence, and painful civil unrest, the 2020 forecast conference delved into the key takeaways from the year’s trauma and delivered comprehensive forecasts for the U.S., California, and the Inland Empire economies.

Featured Speakers

Emcee: Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

Fourth District,
Riverside County Board of Supervisors



Center for Economic Forecasting & Development

U.S. & California Forecast


Research Manager
Center for Economic Forecasting & Development

Inland Empire Forecast

The Case of the Missing Homes:
A Conversation Moderated by Christopher Thornberg

Prior to the Great Recession, 50,000 new housing units were being permitted annually in the Inland Empire. Today, the number of permits being filed is just over one-fourth that amount despite the availability of thousands of build-ready lots. With labor force growth at its weakest point in years and unemployment at a record low level, the issue of housing scarcity is taking on an economic dimension not seen before in the Inland Empire. How can local leaders change the situation before it becomes a crisis? Two of California’s leading experts on housing policy and community development and transformation joined Christopher Thornberg for a revealing conversation about the IE’s housing scarcity challenge and ways to solve it.



Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


President & CEO
National CORE


Event Emcee


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We went virtual in 2020


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