River City Bank’s John Weubbe, Amber Holwell, Ken Imwinkelried, and Michael Bloss attended this year’s 2017 Economic Forecast to hear a panel of experts discuss the emerging trends in Sacramento’s economy. The data is provided by the Sacramento Business Review and is the most comprehensive, precise, and intellectually sophisticated analysis of the regional economy and has accurately forecasted the economic business climate for the last 9 years. Expert panelists focused on trends and projections in the following areas: real estate, labor market, banking, small business economy, and capital markets.
This year’s keynote speaker was John C. Williams, President & CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In front of a crowd of over 800 at Sacramento State, Williams discussed the California economy and how potential changes to national trade policy may pose an economic risk to the nation and locally.
“I think that so much of our economy is built on a global innovative model, and (trade policy is) something that I definitely will be watching,” stated Williams.
The Sacramento Business Review includes a biannual survey of local business owners on the health of the local economy. In the most recent survey, Sacramento area employers conveyed a strong optimism about the economy, with a larger share of respondents telling pollsters they would hire in 2017. The local survey results mirrored recent national polls on business confidence.