Dr. John Husing, the leading authority on city and county economies
of the Inland Empire, spoke to administrative leaders at Western
University of Health Sciences on July 13.
Husing shared his economic forecast for the region. The university
is in the process of developing a 10-year strategic plan for all of its
colleges and programs, so Husing’s presentation was timely in reviewing
the current impact and future growth in the region.
Husing’s report included statistics on job growth, the types of jobs
coming into the region, new and old housing prices, housing starts,
growth at the Ontario International Airport, the projected growth in the
number of containers coming into the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles,
a discussion on higher education in the Inland Empire and on resources
such as water and energy.
The entire report is available on Husing’s website at
www.johnhusing.com under PowerPoint downloads under the title of “”Updated
Basic Inland Empire Speech.””
According to President Philip Pumerantz, “”John’s presentation was
most helpful and his information is valuable to the university as we plan
for our future in this region.””
Dr. Husing first began studying the Inland Empire in 1964 with his
doctoral thesis at Claremont Graduate University. For 41 years he has
maintained an extensive database on the economic factors affecting the
Inland Empire and he is recognized as one of its leading authorities on
the economy and politics.