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In these unprecedented times, now more than ever the importance of building economic resiliency for Western Riverside County and the greater Inland Southern California region is critical. With the recent impacts of COVID-19 our fragile economy is continuously at risk.

Join us for dynamic discussions on Talent, Innovation and Place (TIP), as we discuss how to activate change amid disruption in order to create a more resilient and innovation driven economy.

Please Note: The Future Forward series is broadcast via YouTube Live. Even if you can't join during the broadcast's day and time be sure to register so you can obtain the unique YouTube Live link to tune in at your convenience.


Dr. Wallace Walrod

is Managing Partner of TCCG Tech Coast Consulting Group LLC, a management consulting, strategic planning, and economic research firm based in Orange County that serves corporate, government, foundations, and non-profit clients. Dr. Walrod is a leading voice on economics, housing, labor markets, business climate, economic development, workforce development, and a variety of economic and public policy research and data analytics topics of interest in the Southern California region, and statewide. His work includes designing innovative research, strategy, and policy solutions for the private sector and government. He is Chief Economic Advisor to both the Southern California Association of Governments and Orange County Business Council.

Matt Horton

is a director at the Milken Institute's Center for Regional Economics and California Center. In this capacity, he interacts with government officials, business leaders, and other key stakeholders in directing statewide programming and policy initiatives. Horton's programmatic work identifies a variety of financial tools, public policies, and collaborative models that leaders can deploy to increase investments in education, community development, housing, human capital, and place-based economic development. Previously, Horton worked for the Southern California Association of Governments, the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization. There, Horton served as the primary point of contact for external and government affairs, coordinating regional policy development with elected officials as well as sub regional, state, and federal stakeholders. In this role, he developed plans with leaders across Southern California to address growth, build resiliency, and improve quality of life.

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