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Stifel Nicolaus and EDC to Host Economic Discussion

The Murrieta office of Stifel Nicolaus, in conjunction with the Economic Development Corporation of Southwest California (EDC), is pleased to announce a special event featuring a keynote address by Russell Investments’ internationally renowned Chief Market Strategist Dr. Stephen Wood, Ph.D, back by popular demand from the 2011 event. Stifel Nicolaus is the title sponsor of the event, which will also include the inaugural EDC Signature Awards Presentation.


Dr. Wood will once again share with a local audience of business and civic leaders his perspective on the global economy and its impact on business in the Southwest California region. Based in New York, Dr. Wood conducts research on, and acts as one of Russell’s external voices for, the economy, capital markets, portfolio strategies, and investor behavior. He is a regular guest on CNBC, BBC, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg TV, and PBS, and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, and other major international publications.


The EDC’s inaugural Signature Awards Presentation will showcase several outstanding businesses in Southwest California, with categories of distinction including Southwest California’s Signature Business, Premier Economic Partner, Best Emerging Business, and Most Innovative Business. This luncheon gathering will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. For more information, contact Nancy Obenberger, Operations Manager with the EDC, at (951) 694-9800 or visit the EDC’s web site at