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Forecast LA

April 7, 2015

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive (Gersten Pavilion)
Los Angeles, California 90045

On April 7, 2015, Beacon Economics partnered with the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University for the second annual presentation of Forecast LA, an economic and civic outlook that combines a forecast with a public opinion survey. The event attracted hundreds of the region's leading business and public sector leaders. This represents the seventh year in a row that Beacon Economics has co-hosted a forecast conference in Los Angeles.

Conference Materials

Forecast Presentations


Don Knabe
Supervisor, Fourth District
LA County Board of Supervisors
Opening Remarks
John Chiang
State of California
Closing Remarks



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



Fernando J. Guerra
Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University
Outlook Survey Overview



Expert Panel: The Future of Higher Learning in California:

  • Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Eloy Oakley, President, Long Beach City College
  • Dr. Chui Tsang, President, Santa Monica College