In summary Are the Newsom administration’s dismal recession forecasts a reasonable outlier – or “grossly negative” and a “poker bluff” to increase the pressure for federal government financial aid? Ten in ten economists agree: COVID-19 is absolutely ugly for the California economy. Forecasters across the state analyzed the numbers andRead More →

Patricia silversteinPresident and Chief Economist, Development research partners Is our vision crystal clear or clouded by conflicting information in 2020? Slowing growth in China and other key trading partners, tariff and trade disputes, market disruptions from COVID-19 and geopolitical concerns around the world mean a high degree of uncertainty inRead More →

By Katie Rapone, Editor-in-Chief of Mile High CRE Thursday January 16, SMPS Colorado held their 2020 Economic Forecast luncheon at a modern new location, the Kimpton Hotel Born in downtown Denver. Industry experts discussed the economic, labor, real estate and global trends that will shape our economy and the constructionRead More →

10th Annual Inland Empire Economic Forecasting Conference: Housing remains the greatest immediate and longer term challenge; Despite some impacts of the trade war and the consternation of the yield curve, neither will lead to a slowdown in 2020. Riverside, California – Operating at “full employment” and with an unemployment rateRead More →

Thursday, Portland State University Northwest Economic Research Center released its economic forecast for 2019. The report took a top-down approach to Oregon’s economy, examining a range of national and statewide trends, as well as factors specific to the metro area of Portland. “Portland MSA Economic and Population Outlook,” written byRead More →