Business economist Anne Ramstetter Wenzel, M.A., will provide an overview of the present state of the Bay Area economy, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the 9-county region. Threats to key industries of the local economy will be discussed, along with an overall outlook for venture capital investment and employment.
Anne Ramstetter Wenzel is Principal with Econosystems, an economics and market research firm located in Menlo Park, California. Prior to founding Econosystems in 1999, Ms. Wenzel was staff economist for the Chemical Economics Handbook in the Chemical Marketing Research Center at SRI International, Menlo Park, California. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Economics from San Francisco State University, and is a Certified Business Advisor for the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. Ms. Wenzel is President of the San Francisco chapter of NABE, and is currently vice-chair for the NABE Financial Roundtable. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Menlo College and Baker College Online.