July 21, 2024
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A tale of two forecasts: UCSB report describes strong 2018-19, disastrous 2020


Santa Barbara County’s economy grew in 2018 at a faster pace than it had the year before, according to the latest report from the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, which warned that 2020 shows all the signs of a deep recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Forced outside by COVID-19 and public health regulations, diners eat…


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