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2012 Los Angeles Economic Forecast Conference

What's Next LA? California's Business Climate: Raising the Grade

June 21, 2012

5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

On June 21, 2012, Beacon Economics and the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University hosted the fourth annual 'What's Next LA?' economic forecast conference in Los Angeles. The event was presented in partnership the Presidential and Key Executives MBA program at Pepperdine University and attracted hundreds of business and public sector leaders from across the region. In addition to a global, national, state, and regional forecast, the conference included a panel of leading business and public policy experts who debated ideas for improving California's business climate.

Conference Materials

Featured Speakers


Christopher Thornberg
Founding Partner
Beacon Economics

Brad Kemp
Director of Regional Research
Beacon Economics


Jeffrey Stibel (Moderator)
Chairman and CEO
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Roberto Barragan
Valley Economic Development Center

Dawn Nakagawa
Executive Director
Nicolas Berggruen Institute
John Paglia
Associate Professor of Finance
Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

Raphael Sonenshein
Executive Director
The Edmund G. The Edmund G. Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, California State University, Los Angeles