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2021 Economic Perspective

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration Required: No

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2021 Economic Perspective

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Introducing Perspectives. Looking through different lenses in our community we examine the critical elements for a healthy and vibrant economy. It is the culmination of diverse perspectives that create the building blocks for a stronger and more resilient community. As we continue to move forward in our recovery, we strive to reflect and learn from these impactful point of views. Please join us for our first Perspective event, 2021 Economic Perspective.

Dr. Jerry Nickelsburg is back to present an exclusive first look into Sonoma County's economic future. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and recent wildfires have significantly changed our economic landscape, leaving much of our community and businesses vulnerable. This valuable insight will provide context and understanding as our region continues on the path of economic recovery. We will also take time to review the County's newly adopted Economic Recovery Action Plan and discuss critical needs impacting local workforce. Listen to our panel’s perspective on childcare impacts to our workforce and learn how to get involved in building up an inclusive and healthy economy.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry Nickelsburg

Dr. Jerry Nickelsburg
Faculty Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Adjunct Professor of Economics

Nickelsburg plays a key role in the economic modeling and forecasting of the national, California and regional economic forecasts. He researches labor economics, industrial organization, statistics and international monetary economics, focusing on the development of new data and the application of economic theory and statistical methods to sector-specific policy issues. His current research encompasses transportation and environmental economics, and the relationships between highly skilled persons and their demand for social insurance. He has conducted special studies into the future of manufacturing in Los Angeles, the economic impact of the writers’ strike, the undocumented construction and manufacturing labor force, and the garment industry.

Childcare Impact Panel


Ananda Sweet
VP of Public Policy & Workforce Development, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber
Chair, Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board


Angie Dillion-Shore
Executive Director, First 5 Sonoma County

Melanie Dodson
Executive Director, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)

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