The Marin Economic Forum (MEF), a public-private funded non-profit 501c (3) organization, is hosting the annual “Forecasting the Future” program on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The event will take place from 7:30-10:30 in the beautiful Marin Civic Center Showcase theater in San Rafael. Forecasting the Future is a program that has been held in Marin County for the last 7 years and has been the signature event to discuss Marin’s economy with representatives of business, public officials and academics.
Event Focus — Spotlight on Business Retention & Expansion in Marin — 2020
The 2020 event will focus on business retention & expansion in Marin, sharing the results of a 6-month project led by MEF. The project, implemented in partnership with every Marin-based Chamber of Commerce as well as other leading business associations, will identify constraints and opportunities facing local businesses and then launch initiatives and actions to help those businesses succeed. The program will also feature the annual economic outlook at the national and local Marin level by Dr. Robert Eyler, Chief Economist at MEF.
The keynote address will be delivered by Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO‐Biz). The program will have a dynamic format with guests enjoying an hour of open business networking with breakfast prior to the program. Guests will have opportunity to pose questions throughout the program. The program itself will be in an auditorium and guests will enjoy theatre-style seating while the speakers are on stage.