Forecasting trends for Northern California’s economy

By Kenwood Press

The impact of regional and global economies on Northern California will be analyzed at the Aug. 24 luncheon of Sons in Retirement (SIR) Branch #53 at Oakmont’s East Recreation Center.

Dr. Robert Eyler, Interim Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University, will forecast growth in food and beverage manufacturing, life sciences and tourism through 2019. Eyler, who is also professor of economics and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at SSU, will also offer a housing forecast, discuss marijuana as it pertains to California, and list “four things to watch” from 2016 to 2020.

Eyler is the author of two books and several academic articles about economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry and monetary economics. He is often called on by the media for his input on the economy. He also provides economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide public policy at the local and state level.

SIR Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Oakmont’s East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon catered by J’s Grill and Cafe. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Vic Grail at 539-9574 or Don Green at 539-2046.