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3rd Annual 2017 Regional Economic Summit Recap


MBEP hosted the third annual Regional Economic Summit at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on May 4, 2017. The keynote speaker was Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founding Partner at Beacon Economics, who provided insights into local, state and national economic trends. The morning session consisted of panels that put a spotlight on jobs as the backbone of our economy. We explored and answered these important questions:

  • Who is producing high-quality jobs in the region?

  • How do we create more of them?

  • How can we work together to move people into higher wage jobs?
     

Visit our Regional Economic Summit 2017 Data page to explore data related to the summit, including: 
  • Industry Employment Projections 2015-2030
  • Industry Mean Weekly Pay
  • Top Employers in the Monterey Bay Region
  • Occupation Group Projections 2014-2024
  • Occupation Group Mean Annual Wages

Programs:
Click here to download the Regional Economic Summit 2017 program.


Presentations:
Chris Thornberg: Regional, State and National Economic Forecasts Slides
Session 1 Panel Discussion: Quality Jobs Fuel the Economy Slides
Session 2 Panel Discussion: Movin'Up: Career Building to Better Jobs Slides


Roundtable Discussions:
Click here to download the summary of our roundtable discussions.


Photos:
Coming soon.

 

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:
 

Platinum Sponsors:

 Dignity Healt Domincan HospitalSouth Swell Ventures   


 

Gold Sponsors:

               City of Salinas

     

 




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Marketplace: During the morning registration, breaks and the closing wine reception, attendees were able to visit the Marketplace, where community organizations shared projects aligned with MBEP’s mission.

Bright Futures Education Collaborative • CSUMB’s Sustainable Hospitality Program • 
Digital NEST • El Pajaro CDC • FoodWhat?! • Goodwill Central Coast • Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at CSUMB • Opportunity Fund • Rancho Cielo•  Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History • Santa Cruz Warriors • Santa Cruz Works • The City of Santa Cruz • Your Future is Our Business

Reception with Monterey Bay Winemakers: At the close of the event, attendees were treated to a wine-tasting reception with regionally crafted wines. Martinelli’s also provided non­alcoholic sparkling cider.


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