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.