The Oakland Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 Economic Summit, where regional leaders and experts will map out Oakland’s economic future and highlight key trends in real estate, equitable growth, and job creation through the 2024 Economic Report. This report will be presented be CVL Economics Founder, Adam J. Fowler, a recognized thought leader in economic analysis, workforce development, and public policy. He has provided expert commentary to a wide variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio. The information contained in his report gives those in attendance an inside look at the East Bay region, the opportunities for growth as well as a taking a deep dive into Oakland’s economic ecosystem.
Following a welcome message from Mayor Sheng Thao, guests will also hear from Governor Gavin Newsom's Deputy Chief of Staff, Jason Elliott. Mr. Elliott has worked for Governor Gavin Newsom since his inauguration in 2019. Jason currently serves as Governor Newsom's Deputy Chief of Staff, a position in which Jason advises the Governor on a variety of policy issues and matters of state operations. For several years through the COVID pandemic, he led the Administration's agenda on housing and homelessness.
This year's summit also features a panel discussion with RISE East, a presentation from IKE Smart City, and a special update by the Roots and Soul Sports Club.