2015 Forecast LA

2015 Forecast LA

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The second annual Forecast LA conference was held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Loyola Marymount University. The conference showcased the results of the 2015 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of 2,400 residents and the 2015 Los Angeles Leaders Survey of 57 city managers 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

Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 4th District


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

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

2015 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey
Fernando J. Guerra, Director, StudyLA


  • The Future of Higher Learning in California
  • Francisco C. Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Eloy O. Oakley, Superintendent/President, Long Beach City College
  • Chui L. Tsang, Superintendent/President, Santa Monica College

Closing Remarks

John Chiang, California State Treasurer