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2015 Community Conversation Series II – Saving the Middle Class: Barriers to Upward Mobility
September 18, 2015: Please join the Cal Lutheran Center for Economic Research and Forecasting during a community conversation on the barriers to upward economic mobility. Dozens of local community thought leaders will gather to listen to speakers and data on the issue of what is blocking people from climbing the economic ladder followed by a discussion of the solutions.

2015 Ventura County Economic Forecast
November 6, 2015: The Cal Lutheran Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will present its economic forecast for Ventura County, California and the U.S. Speakers will include Dr. Bill Watkins, director of CERF, and Matthew Fienup, economist at CERF.

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