The 11th Annual Southern California Economic Summit

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Charting an Inclusive Regional Recovery

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Noon


On Tuesday, Dec. 1, SCAG will host the Southern California Economic Summit virtually for the first time in its 11-year history.

This annual conversation about the state of the region’s economy comes at a time of unprecedented crisis.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern California’s cities, families and cornerstone industries have all been seismically impacted and face enormous challenges on the road to recovery. Hear from leading voices in business, industry, planning and academia as they define strategies for building back a strong, inclusive Southern California economy.

We hope you will join us, along with Southern California’s civic and business leaders, for this vital conversation on the region’s economic future.

Here's a preview of the panel and roundtable session topics:

Panel: Resiliency in the Era of Disruption

Although the Great Recession presented daunting challenges to local governments across the region and state, the region is seeing new challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the board, cities and counties are facing major stressors from financial crises, increasing climate risk, major public health challenges and other disruptions. This panel will address the question of resiliency and discuss the types of tools, resources and reforms available to local governments to provide a stable foundation for the future.

Roundtables: Taking Action Toward a More Inclusive Economy

Equity is an important dimension of each of our region’s most pressing economic concerns. This session will tie together the interrelated issues of housing, transportation and jobs access in a holistic look at what it will take to build a truly equitable regional economy. These roundtable discussions, each facilitated by a respected authority in the field, will build out from a central issue, teasing out complex questions and providing an opportunity for attendees to have a voice in developing lasting solutions to lift all Southern Californians on the road to economic recovery.

General admission tickets are $50. The ticket fee may be waived for elected officials and city managers of SCAG’s member jurisdictions. There will be no general admission refunds after Nov. 9. Online registration closes Nov. 30.

For more information, please contact Linda Jones at (213) 236-1912 or by email at