Less than Stellar 2016 Outlook for San Diego: Continuing National, State, and Local Concerns

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111

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(Attendance is free for Students and all AIAP members. No RSVP required.)

San Diego is likely to continue to slightly trail all of California and essentially match the rest of the nation in economic growth,” says Kelly Cunningham, Senior fellow and chief economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “In our forecast for San Diego, the region excels in some sectors, such as high-value R&D technology businesses, but lags in other areas of real estate and business services. Military spending cutbacks have also slowed the region’s economic outlook.”

The forecast of San Diego’s economy is driven in part by the uncertainty of national global economics. Multiple indicators suggest the U.S. will not shake off the lethargy of the past six years, and indeed is likely to further slow in 2016. Although not necessarily seeing negative growth or recession nationally (just yet), Americans will continue to experience sluggish economic conditions. At this point of six going on seven years of post-recession timeline, economic cycles tend to slow, not accelerate.

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About the speaker

Kelly Cunningham is Senior Fellow and Economist for National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). The Institute is a non-partisan organization with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public and private sectors in San Diego County and the southern California region.

Cunningham has closely monitored San Diego’s economy for three decades. His analysis and views on the local economy are regularly sought by local, state, national, and international businesses, government, and media. He is featured among San Diego economists and business leaders each week in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Econometer” business column. He is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

After graduating from Brigham Young University in business and economics, Cunningham worked in the marketing research department of the Copley Press corporate offices, former owners and publishers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Cunningham was chief economist and research director at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he garnered a reputation for his understanding and expertise of the San Diego regional economy. He was also a supervising economist at the City of San Diego before joining the National University System.

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7:00 pm - 7:45 pm: Announcements & 
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7:45 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking 
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Main presentation, Q&A 

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