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SCAG routinely provides presentations throughout the region to a variety of stakeholders, member cities and counties, economic development organizations and associations, and SCAG-sponsored events on the agency's economic recovery and job creation efforts. Those presentations are provided here for download.
 
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FuturePorts Annual Conference 2014
6/23/2014 at Doubletree Hotel, San Pedro, CA

Presented by Darin Chidsey, SCAG Director of Strategy, Policy & Public Affairs at the FuturePorts Annual Conference 2014 in San Pedro, CA, this presentation details the importance of goods movement to the regional economy, provides a brief overview of unemployment rates in the SCAG region, State of California, and the United States, and the implications of poverty and educational attainment on future workforce development.

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Regional Economic Update
12/5/2013 at Omni Los Angeles Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
News headlines declare that the national economy has recovered. There has been progress, but that progress has been slow and uneven. With poverty rates rising and nearly 800,000 Californians still unemployed and actively looking for work, some are asking, “What recovery?”
 
This presentation contains data compiled by SCAG’s team of independent economists on the state of Southern California’s economy, including an outlook and timeline for job creation and economic growth.
 
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  • Imperial County
Michael Bracken, M.P.A. – Development Management Group, Inc.
  • Los Angeles County
Christine Cooper, Ph.D. – Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
  • Orange County
Wallace Walrod, Ph.D. – Orange County Business Council
  • Riverside/San Bernardino Counties
John Husing, Ph.D. – Economics & Politics, Inc.
  • Ventura County
Bill Watkins, Ph.D. – California Lutheran University
 
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Los Angeles/Orange County Jobs & Labor Summit Presentation (Presentation #1)
10/16/2013 at Costa Mesa Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA

The inaugural Los Angeles/Orange County Jobs & Labor Summit was a working session of select Los Angeles and Orange County leaders—with a focus on commercial and municipal transportation, goods movement and construction to discuss State and Federal transportation funding, the impact of transportation infrastructure on the economy, and the role the labor movement plays in the continuing economic recovery.

This presentation, provided by Dr. Wallace Walrod of the Orange County Business Council, summarizes the state of the economy for Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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Los Angeles/Orange County Jobs & Labor Summit Presentation (Presentation #2)
10/16/2013 at Costa Mesa Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA

The inaugural Los Angeles/Orange County Jobs & Labor Summit was a working session of select Los Angeles and Orange County leaders—with a focus on commercial and municipal transportation, goods movement and construction to discuss State and Federal transportation funding, the impact of transportation infrastructure on the economy, and the role the labor movement plays in the continuing economic recovery.

This presentation, provided by Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director of SCAG, touches upon the importance of accelerating project delivery and the impacts of acceleration on job creation.

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Inland Empire Jobs & Labor Summit 2013
6/20/2013 at Hilton San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

The Inaugural Inland Empire Labor & Jobs Summit was a working session of select Inland Empire leaders—with a focus on commercial and municipal transportation, goods movement and construction to discuss State and Federal transportation funding, the impact of transportation infrastructure on the economy, and the role the labor movement plays in the continuing economic recovery.

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