2017 North State Economic Forecast Conference


Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM  | Gold Country Casino

A special thank you to Gold Country Casino for hosting the Economic Forecast Conference for the fifth year in a row!

Additionally, a sincere thanks to the 32 sponsors who made this conference possible with their contributions. The CED could not do what it does without the generous support of these businesses in our North State community. We invite you to continue supporting these community-minded organizations. Again, thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

2017 Economic Scorecard


Economic Performance | Human Capital | Entrepreneurial Environment | Quality of Place

The Center for Economic Development at CSU, Chico is proud to present its sixth annual regional Economic Scorecard. 

The Economic Scorecard provides regional business and community leaders with timely information on the overall health of our regional economy as it relates to other regions in California and throughout the West. 

While other reports may measure one small aspect of the regional economy, our Economic Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at innovation, entrepreneurship, human capital, and the overall economic health of the North Valley. 

Other reports provide no comparative information on other, similar regional economies, nor do they explore how their performance compares to our own. Our Regional Economic Scorecard addresses both of these needs.

General Session Presentations


Playing The Trump Card

Dr. Robert Eyler | Sonoma State University

Can We Awaken the Force Within?

Bill Watkins   

Enhancing Community Vitality

Kendrick LiPG&E

Breakout Session Notes