OC Model: A Vision for

Orange County’s Future


Friday, January 13, 2017

11:30 a.m. – Reception       12:00 Noon – Luncheon


The Pacific Club

4110 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, California


A new report on Orange County published by the Chapman University Center for Demographics and Policy Blessed by a great climate and a highly skilled workforce, Orange County should be at the forefront of creating high wage jobs. The fact that it is not should be a worrying sign to the area’s business, academic, political and media leaders. Despite some signs of recovery in OC, long-term trends such as a dependence on asset inflation and low wage employment seem fundamentally incompatible with sustainable and enduring growth in the County. Co-authors Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky will share their perspectives on why many long-term trends are not encouraging and why, once one of the nation’s most powerful high-end economies, Orange County is in danger of losing momentum to other markets.


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