BREAKING NEWS Public Health officials warn of potential coronavirus exposure at Colusa Casino Full Story
BREAKING NEWS California to let schools, gyms, bars reopen next week Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Community Leaders Meet for Annual Economic Forecast Conference

North State business and community leaders met in Redding Thursday for the 19th annual Economic Forecast Conference.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 4:54 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2019 5:24 PM

REDDING, Calif. - North State business and community leaders met in Redding Thursday for the 19th annual Economic Forecast Conference.

Speakers talked about the importance of bringing together industry and education.

Organizers say we're getting ready to see the largest wave of retirees, which will lead to a huge gap in the workforce so business leaders need to focus on finding ways to retain and attract the next generation of workforce and entrepreneurs. 

"A lot of them have innovative ideas," said Event Organizer Courtney Farrell. "They're keen, organized and interested in technology. So it's very critical and it's important for them to live and work in our community so that we can continue to sustain and have an economy."

The event is put on by Chico State's Center for Economic Development. 

Thursday was the first time it's been held in Redding. Organizers say it's a way to support the university's message of serving all the counties throughout the North State. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 122168

Reported Deaths: 4444
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles596922532
Riverside8303345
San Diego7798283
Orange6783165
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda364197
Santa Clara2850144
San Francisco264443
Imperial249330
Kern246245
San Mateo224484
Tulare208392
Fresno194437
Santa Barbara171414
Contra Costa154738
Sacramento149058
Ventura119035
Kings11876
San Joaquin102436
Stanislaus79230
Monterey62110
Sonoma5934
Solano55922
Marin52517
Merced3107
San Luis Obispo2881
Placer2599
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21624
Madera1293
Napa1263
Humboldt1044
El Dorado980
San Benito962
Butte601
Nevada491
Sutter482
Del Norte470
Shasta404
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Calaveras160
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Colusa70
Tehama61
Tuolumne50
Lassen50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 74°
Red Bluff
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 82°
Today will be nice but much cooler weather this weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly in the north valley and mountains. We heat up again next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events