Marin County in 2017: Trains, Weed & Trump
Event Topic: Analyzing Potential Changes in Marin County for 2017
When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM
Where: Wood Island 80 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, 94939. Map
2017 is likely to be a year of change in many ways. The Federal Reserve changed interest rates again as 2016 ended: does that mean more rate increases are coming? Minimum wages are rising, cannabis is about to be almost as legal as alcohol, and the Trump Card has been played. All this while a new train is running between Marin and Sonoma counties. Admist all this change, the US, CA and Marin County economies have positive outlooks toward 2020. Dr. Eyler discusses the strengths and cracks from all this change, and how things may change very slowly.
Dr. Robert Eyler is Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. Dr. Eyler is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, where he has been teaching since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998. He earned a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. Dr. Eyler also serves on the board of directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $2.3 billion nonprofit financial cooperative. Robert also serves on the board of directors of SommSelect, a wine curation company.
Dr. Eyler is the author of two books and several academic articles concerning economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry, and monetary economics. He has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University. He is married and has one daughter, Luciana, and is a native of Sonoma County, California. His family have been sheep and cattle ranchers in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1910.