The virtual event will be keynoted by Economist Christopher Thornberg
and will highlight “The Future Workplace” and its impact on the local economy

5th Annual Econ Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 27, 2021 – Costa Mesa, CA – Financial Partners Credit Union will host their 5th Annual Economic Forum this year on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  The virtual event will be keynoted again by renowned economist, Dr. Christopher Thornberg, founder of Beacon Economics who will discuss the realities of the future workplace in a post COVID-19 era and the impact on the local economy in Southern California. 

“Given the positive response to last year’s event, we will continue to stream the event live this year to reach the broader audience,” said Nader Moghaddam, CEO and President of Financial Partners Credit Union. “This event has become a forum for exchange among business leaders in Southern California. As the economic recovery evolves, it is important to examine the long-term effects and how business leaders may adjust their strategies to address future opportunities and possible challenges.”

“Flexibility is what employees expect after the shock of the pandemic,” said Thornberg. “Everyone from urban policy makers to workers will have to adapt. I look forward to what will once again be an insightful conversation.”

The complimentary, virtual Economic Forum will take place on Thursday, September 23rd at 2pm. Open to the public, the event will feature an hour-long presentation by Dr. Thornberg followed by a Q&A session and discussion among attendees.. Registration is open at

About Financial Partners Credit Union

Member-owned and not for profit, Financial Partners Credit Union is dedicated  to helping Californians build better lives. With more than $1.8 billion in assets and branches from San Francisco to San Diego, including new branches in Mission Viejo, Irvine, and Seal Beach, membership is open to everyone who lives in Southern California, as well as Alameda and South San Francisco. #DiscoverBetterBanking! Visit or call 844.TRY.FPCU for details.

About Beacon Economics

Founded in 2007, Beacon Economics is a leading independent research and consulting firm dedicated to delivering accurate, insightful, and objectively-based economic analysis. Leveraging unique proprietary models, vast databases, and sophisticated data processing, the firm equips its clients with the analysis needed to understand on-the-ground realities and make informed business and policy decisions. Practice areas include sustainable growth and development; housing, land use, and real estate markets; economic, fiscal, and social impact analysis; public policy analysis; regional economics; and EB-5 Visa analysis.Beacon Economics’ internationally recognized forecasters were also among the first and most accurate predictors of the U.S. mortgage market meltdown that began in 2007 – and among a relatively small handful of researchers who correctly calculated the depth and breadth of the financial and economic crisis that followed. Learn more at