2017 State of the North San Joaquin Valley Conference
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 am to 10:00 am
Double Tree by Hilton, Napa Room 1150 Ninth St, Modesto, CA
Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) will present the third annual North San Joaquin Valley (NSJV) Index that tracks indicators of economic prosperity and sustainability for the 3-county NSJV region. The presentation will highlight emerging and developing economic issues across the region, economic and demographic outlooks, as well as the latest results from the CBPR's NSJV Small Business Survey.
There will also be a panel discussion discussing features of the existing skills and confidence gap in Northern California and exploring how technology companies are leaning in to solve these problems. It will review solutions involving policy makers, businesses and educational institutions working together to create skills-training programs that equip workers to engage in more knowledge intensive jobs.