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2nd annual Turlock Business Conference to welcome economic experts
Turlock Business Conference
Turlock business owners, entrepreneurs, city officials and economic experts met at the Grand Oak in March 2023 for the first ever Turlock Business Conference. The 2nd annual conference is set for March 14 this year (Photo contributed).

The City of Turlock will once again invite economic experts to speak to the local business community at the 2nd annual Turlock Business Conference.

The conference is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 14 at The Grand Oak event center in Turlock.

The event will be hosted by Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak and feature a panel of local experts who will present statistics from recent years while also predicting future trends and provide their two-cents worth as to how people should navigate these unique economic times.

The panel is expected to include Stanislaus State professor of business economics and Foster Farms endowed professor Dr. Gökçe Soydemir; Somjita Mitra, Chief Economist of the California Department of Finance;  and a local business owner who has yet to be named.

“Our #1 top priority is assisting our business community. It is paramount to be a reliable partner and provide key information and resources to the businesses. The annual Turlock Business Conference is an excellent opportunity to provide economic insight to the businesses, organizations, and leaders within our region,” said City of Turlock Economic Development Director Anthony Sims. “The attendees will not just receive data on the current economy, but they will be provided forecast information, and potential strategies to consider in the coming year. The financial landscape is constantly changing. Providing this type of market information and financial analysis can help many businesses and organizations with their decision making process throughout the year.”

Soydemir is expected to share insights from the latest Valley Business Forecast report, published in December 2023, in which he stated that interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve would be playing a critical role for the rebound of the national economy in 2024.

Locals can register for the free event by visiting:

“We encourage all businesses, organizations, and leaders in our region to attend. We also encourage college students studying business, finance, economics, accounting, and marketing to attend as well,” said Sims.