The Economic Forecast Project was established in 1981 by the Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara to provide the community with information on economic, demographic, and regional business trends in the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura County areas.

We have historically been supported in our efforts by various local boards of directors, and by UCSB.

For 30+ years, the Economic Forecast Project has been a vital part of the Santa Barbara business community, providing community-supported research and analysis of local and regional economic data.