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Economic and Revenue Forecasting

Home to some of California’s foremost economic forecasters, Beacon Economics is a leader in delivering accurate, rigorously constructed economic outlooks for geographic regions, public revenue, and occupations and industries. Employing proprietary econometric models, Beacon forecasts are in high demand and have been used by the California State Controller’s Office, cities and counties across the western United States, banks and hedge funds, real estate firms, and major health care organizations.

In analyzing public revenues, Beacon Economics has a proven history of delivering accurate forecasts for sales tax, property tax, fees and assessments, and other local- and state-level revenue sources

On record as being among the first and most accurate forecasters of the 2007 mortgage market meltdown and the global recession that followed, Beacon Economics, with its combination of creativity, top-tier analytic skills, and PhD-level training, gives its clients the information they need to effectively plan for what’s next.



  • State-Level Revenue Forecasts, California State Controller's Office
  • Local-Level Revenue Forecasts, City of Oakland, California
  • Assessed Valuation Forecast and Developer Fee Revenue Forecast, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Public Revenue Assessment and Forecast for California’s State and Local Government, California Forward
  • Regional Sales Tax Forecast for Sonoma and Marin Counties, KNN Public Finance
  • Taxable Sales and Public Employment Forecast, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Regional Forecasting Services, Kaiser Permanente

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For further information about our revenue forecasting services and expertise, please contact:

Director of Business Development Rick Smith at or 858-997-1834, or

Managing Partner Sherif Hanna at or 424-646-4656.



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Client Quotes

"Beacon Economics has become an invaluable resource to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, providing us with data and research that informs our efforts to rebuild the region’s economy."
Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

"Beacon Economics has substantially increased economic literacy here in Sonoma County."
Ben Stone, Director, Sonoma County Economic Development Board

"The professional and technically skilled staff at Beacon Economics delivered an excellent product that has been key to our District’s long term planning and fiscal health."
Dave Collins, Assistant General Manager, Finance and Management Services, East Bay Regional Park District