October 23, 2017
2017 Business Forecast Conference Edition

In This Issue
"People want to be part of something bigger than before." 

-  Larry Freedman, Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Los Angeles Football Club
Media Highlights

San Fernando Valley Residents Like What They See In The Economy, But Concern Looms Over Wealth Gap
Daily News
October 20

VICA Conference Features Economic Forecast
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
October 20

RecycLA's Greenest Benefits Could be in the San Fernando Valley 
LA Daily News
October 16 

Transit: Once More, With Feeling 
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
October 11

VICA Thanks Our Renewing Members

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Mid-Valley Family YMCA

Planning Associates

VICA Welcomes Its New Members

Phillips Graduate University 

The Week Ahead

Great Futures Gala
Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley
Friday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m.
Warner Center Marriott Hotel
Click  here for more information.

Move LA 9th Annual Transportation Conversation
Sponsored by VICA
Friday, Oct. 27
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conference Center at LA Cathedral
Click  here for more information.

Save The Date

Manufacturing Day with Congressman Cardenas
Monday, Oct. 30 
9-11 a.m.
12500 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar
Click  here for more information.

After Dark with Vince Bertoni
Wednesday, Nov. 1
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by  Bobrick Washroom 
6901 Tujunga Ave., N. Hollywood
Click  here for more information. 

Education Committee 
Sponsored by Woodbury University
Thursday, Nov. 2
8:30 - 10 a.m.
VICA Office 
16600 Sherman Way #170, Van Nuys
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Transportation Committee 
Tuesday, Nov. 7
8 - 10 a.m.
Hosted by  The Garland 
4222 Vineland Ave., N. Hollywood
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Aviation Committee 
Wed., Nov 8
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by  Aerolease East
7943 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys
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Energy, Environment & Utilities Committee 
Sponsored by Metropolitan Water District
Thursday, Nov. 9
12 - 1:30 p.m.
VICA Office 
16600 Sherman Way #170, Van Nuys
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Leaders Forum with Supervisor Kuehl
Friday, Nov. 10
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Braemar Country Club 
4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana 
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Inaugural Women in Philanthropy Boutique, Luncheon, Fashion Show and Awards
Hosted by Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation 
Wednesday, Nov. 15
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Airtel Plaza Hotel 
7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys
Click here for more information. 

Hot Issues 

Economic Development
Gov. Jerry Brown is offering tax breaks and other incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars should Amazon choose the Golden State as the site of its second home. 

National Security
A federal judge in Maryland granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the latest iteration of President Trump's travel ban, following a similar order by a federal judge in Hawaii. The judge said the administration had "not shown that national security cannot be maintained without an unprecedented eight-country travel ban."

Law Enforcement
Last Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology.

The federal government's recently released annual accounting of business output of U.S. metro areas shows the L.A.-O.C. region's GDP rose to $1.002 trillion.
Only three states and 15 nations have larger GDPs.

Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court denied Scenic America's appeal of its  legal attack on digital billboards, ending a four-year legal battle. 

Higher Education
California community colleges will provide a year of free tuition after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to boost declining enrollment and address a shortage of college-educated workers in the state.
Assembly Bill 19 waives the first year of fees for any first-time student who enrolls full-time at one of 114 community colleges in the state.

Economists and Experts Map the Future at Business Forecast Conference
Larry Freedman Reveals Details for Los Angeles Football Club Stadium
Track One, Panel One: Voyage to LA-LA-Land
Track One, Panel Two: Learning the Ropes
Track Two, Panel One: Finding the Best Route
Track Two, Panel Two: Getting Off Track
Track Three, Panel One: Breaking Ground
Track Three, Panel Two: The Lost City of Angels
Track Four, Panel One: Unearthing New Ways to Practice Medicine
Track Four, Panel Two: Lights, Camera (Phone), Action!
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