James Flanigan, business columnist for the New York Times, and author of the recently released book “Smile Southern California! You’re the Center of the Universe: The Economy and People of a Global Region,” will speak to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the TOWN HALL Los Angeles Clubhouse.
In his new book, Flanigan argues that Southern California is an economic model for the United States and the world, examining foundations of the region’s growth, among them: entrepreneurship, international trade, new technologies and the entertainment industry’s evolution. Also discussed is the role of immigrants in building local businesses and bringing capital to the region. Throughout the book, Flanigan includes interviews with businesspeople providing insights on the present and future of the Southern California economy. “Smile Southern California!” offers an insider’s view on Southern California which ranks as the 17th largest economy among nations worldwide.
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