The California Economic Forecast has been preparing publications and presentations for more than 25 years. The firm was founded in 1989 by Dr. Mark Schniepp as the private consulting arm of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project. The firm was involved in numerous customized research projects during the 1990s, including economic analysis of large and small scale projects in San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. Dr. Schniepp left UCSB in early 2000 to devote full time effort to the consulting firm. The company has expanded rapidly since this time, and has developed into a full service economic consulting firm with expertise on the California economy.