Summit News


VICTORVILLE, CA – On Wednesday, the High Desert Economic Summit announced that Dr. Christopher Thornberg will return to the Hilton Garden Inn for the April 27th summit. The regional economic conference is presented by Desert Valley Hospital / Desert Valley Medical Group.

Dr. Thornberg is a founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and is widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, employment and labor markets, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest predictors of the subprime mortgage crash that begin in 2007. 

His keynote presentation on April 27th will provide a powerful analysis of data to offer local businesses, government agencies, developers, and investors with honest information to enhance the long-term decision making for our local business community. Dr. Thornburg’s presentation will focus specifically on the local and regional economy in the High Desert. 

“With the success of the 2016 economic summit, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Christopher Thornberg for 2017 – he offers a tremendous amount of insight into the economic conditions that affect our local High Desert Communities,” said Eric Schmidt, President of the Victor Valley College Foundation. 

The 2017 High Desert Economic Summit will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville, CA on April 27, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for $75 at Proceeds from this event will support the charitable purposes of the Victor Valley College Foundation. For more information, contact Catherine Abbott at (760) 245-4271 ext. 2523.