2014 Forecast LA

2014 Forecast LA

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The inaugural Forecast LA conference was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Loyola Marymount University. The conference showcased the results of the 2014 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of 2,400 adult residents and the 2014 Los Angeles Leaders Survey of 60 mayors conducted by StudyLA as well as the latest national, state, and regional economic forecast produced by Beacon Economics. With over 400 people in attendance, the sold-out event brought together the region's most dynamic leaders from all sectors to think about the issues facing residents today.

Conference Program


David W. Burcham, President, Loyola Marymount University

Opening Remarks

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District


National and State Economic Forecast
Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics

Regional Economic Forecast
Jordan Levine, Director of Economic Research, Beacon Economics

2014 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey
Fernando J. Guerra, Director, StudyLA


  • Moderator: Larry Mantle, Host, AirTalk on KPCC 89.3
  • Aja Brown, Mayor, City of Compton
  • Jeffrey Cooper, Mayor, City of Culver City
  • Pam O'Conner, Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Andre Quintero, Mayor, City of El Monte
  • Fernando Vasquez, Mayor, City of Downey

Closing Remarks

Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles