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Press Advisory
For Immediate Release
Wed, Feb. 09, 2011



 LAEDC to release 2011-2012 Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook


Chief Economist Dr. Nancy D. Sidhu to discuss local and national economic outlook

and release key country report on economic ties between Japan and L.A. County


WHAT:                  The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the region’s premier economic development organization, will release its 2011-2012 Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook. Dr. Nancy D. Sidhu, LAEDC Chief Economist, will discuss the local and national economic outlook.  She will also release the second-in-a-series of key country reports. The “Growing Together – Japan and Los Angeles County” report highlights the strong ties between Japan and L.A. County including economic and investment ties, trade, and personal and cultural ties. 


WHO:                    PANEL I: Japan & L.A. County

Gary R. Kessler, SVP, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

Les J. Goodwin, SVP, Commercial Treasury Services Division, Union Bank

Lauren Weidelman, Corporate Communications Manager, Yakult U.S.A. Inc.


PANEL II: Economic Outlook

California State Controller John Chiang

David Berson, Ph.D., SVP and Chief Economist and Strategist, the PMI Group, Inc.  

Nancy D. Sidhu, Ph.D., Chief Economist, LAEDC

WHEN:                 Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 A.M.

WHERE:                Marriott Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, 333 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 90071

[Editors: For media interviews contact: George McQuade at 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229. An embargoed advanced link to the Forecast will be available on Friday or prior to event. For more info: Publicity@MAYOCommunications.com and for more about LAEDC, visit www.laedc.org.]

Media interested in attending should R.S.V.P with MAYO in advance of Feb. 16th.

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