CCEDF_Logo_finalsThe Central Coast Economic Forecast (CCEF) annual event is set for Friday, Nov. 7 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. Analysts Chris Thornberg and Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics will once again present year-in-review information along with 2015 projections for local, state and national economies.  This year’s program includes Washington, DC based columnist and economic blogger Megan McArdle. McArdle, the Bloomberg View author of “The Up Side of Down” will discuss how failure drives success.

The annual forecast event begins with continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by forecast presentations from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Bob Wacker of R.E. Wacker Wealth Partners LLC will serve as master of ceremonies, and will be joined on the dais by CCEF 2014 Bruce Ray of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Admission includes access to the 2014-2015 San Luis Obispo Economic Outlook Report.  Reservations can be made online at, or by fax to (805) 543-1255. Cost per reservation prior to Oct. 31 is $120; cost increases to $135 after Oct. 31.

The Central Coast Economic Forecast is produced with support from platinum level sponsors PG&E and the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business along with dozens of local business, organization and government sponsors. The Forecast is overseen by a volunteer board of local business leaders and was developed to provide a reliable and insightful source of local, state and national economic information.

Information on sponsorship opportunities is available from CCEF operations manager Susan Yamashiro, (805) 680-1593 or More information is available at