Geoffrey Okamoto (’08, computer information systems), the International Monetary Fund’s first deputy managing director, and Robert Kleinhenz, principal economist with the firm Kleinhenz Economics and executive fellow in the College of Business Administration, will be featured at the San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast Summit on March 24.
Southern California is the gateway to the global economy. Approximately 37 percent of all imports and 21.7 percent of all-American exports – $380 billion in trade goods – flow from the ports, through San Gabriel Valley logistics companies and to every state in the nation. The pandemic has had a massive effect on both the local economy and the international markets.
Cal Poly Pomona and the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership are hosting the event which will provide a regional, state and national forecast as well as how vaccine rollouts, locally and globally, will shape the economic landscape. Tickets for this virtual event are $30 with discounted student tickets for $10. For information and to register, visit www.sgvpartnership.org/EconomicForecastSummit.