Former White House director of economic policy to keynote Southern California Economic Forecast

Economist Todd Buchholz, former White House director of economic policy and a regular contributor to CNBC, will keynote the Southern California Economic Forecast on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

The Southern California Economic Forecast is an annual conference that brings together more than 500 local businesses, community leaders and elected officials. The conference delivers an economic forecast based on local, regional and state indicators.

The event, presented by Citizens Business Bank, is hosted by the Inland Empire Center of Claremont McKenna College, a joint venture between the Lowe Institute of Political Economy and the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, and in cooperation with the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Jerry Nickelsburg, of UCLA Anderson Forecast, will present national and California economic outlooks.

Manfred Keil, associate professor of economics at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC, will deliver economic forecasts and economic development updates on the Inland Empire including San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Buchholz, the White House director of economic policy for President George H.W. Bush, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund and a former Harvard economics teaching fellow, is a cutting edge thinker on economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy.

“I am excited to keynote this annual conference and look forward to sharing my views on the election and its potential impact to the U.S. economy with the business professionals and community leaders in attendance,” Buchholz said.

Held at Citizens Business Bank Arena, located at 4000 E. Ontario Center, in Ontario, the conference will begin at 7 a.m. with registration, breakfast, and a networking session. The program will begin at 8 a.m. with state and local forecasts followed by Buchholz’s keynote speech and Q&A session.

Tickets are $75 or $650 for a table of 10. Register or learn about sponsorship opportunities online or call (909) 607-7572.