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Forecast LA

February 25, 2014

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive (Burns Recreation Center)
Los Angeles, California 90045

On February 25, 2014, Beacon Economics partnered with the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University to launch Forecast LA, an annual economic and civic outlook that combines a forecast with a public opinion survey. The inaugural event attracted nearly 350 of the region's leading business and public sector leaders. This represents the sixth year in a row that Beacon Economics has co-hosted a forecast conference in Los Angeles.

Conference Materials

Forecast Presentations


David W. Burcahm
Loyola Marymount University
Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas
Supervisor, District 2
LA County Board of Supervisors
Opening Remarks



Christopher Thornberg
Founding Partner
Beacon Economics
International &
U.S. Forecast
Jordan Levine
Director of Economic Research
Beacon Economics
California & LA Forecast



Fernando J. Guerra
Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University
Outlook Survey Overview
Larry Mantle
Host, AirTalk
KPCC Radio
Panel Moderator



Honorable Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles
Closing Remarks


Panel of Mayors & Leaders:

  • Austin Beutner, Former Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles
  • Mayor Jeffrey Cooper, Culver City
  • Mayor Pam O'Connor, City of Santa Monica
  • Mayor Andre Quintero, City of El Monte
  • Mayor Fernando Vasquez, City of Downey