What: The Center for the Regional Economy in the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary's College presents "California Mortgages: Crisis, Jobs and Hope." a forum examining California's mortgage industry, its impact on employment and whether the state is destined for a prolonged economic downturn.

Congressman John Garamendi of the 10th Congressional District joins leaders from the mortgage and financial markets in a panel discussion about unemployment, residential real estate loan delinquency rates, foreclosure prevention and steps to take to spur economic growth in California. Panel members includes Gary Zimmerman, Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Christopher George, Chief Executive Officer of CMG Mortgage. The forum includes a question and answer session and will be moderated by Saint Mary's College Marketing Professor and Director of the Center for the Regional Economy Tomas Gomez-Arias.

When: Friday, February 18, 2011, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556

Cost: Free and open to the public

Info: Contact Tomas Gomez-Arias, Director of the Center for the Regional Economy at (925) 631-4928, by e-mail at tgomez@stmarys-ca.edu, or Tim Farley, Director of Community & Government Relations at (925) 631-4830 or e-mail at jf5@stmarys-ca.edu.

Contact:
Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu

Contact: 

Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu

 

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About SMC: 
The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.
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