California Economic Summit

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class

JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More

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Student cybersecurity competition aims to fill California workforce pipeline

California Community Colleges participate in CyberPatriot program to spur student interest in growing field Read More

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Why the Middle Class Matters

The California Dream isn't sustainable unless we do more to lift the state's workforce into middle class jobs Read More

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Bill Mueller: For Trump, we should prove, not provoke

Show why the California experiment, which values economic, environmental, and social progress, is working Read More

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VIDEO: Community Colleges aim to better prepare California millennials for today’s economy

New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley says students will need skills to make more career and job changes than previous generations Read More

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CA Fwd’s Comments on Governor Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President & CEO of California Forward Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Jim Mayer

Training center built by colleges and manufacturers to close Inland Empire skills gap

Collaboration helps train more skilled workers to meet local demand as older workers retire and technology changes Read More

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No one is coming to the rescue to solve California’s housing crisis. So let’s do it ourselves.

Even with all the housing bills signed into law last year, the governor and Legislature missed the opportunity to sufficiently respond to the crisis Read More

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VIDEO: The California Economic Summit—Five years on and poised for more growth

Watch our video wrap-up of the 2016 Summit which drew more than 500 Californians to refine a roadmap to shared prosperity Read More

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Specialty nurse shortage prompts program promoting “high fidelity” training

Data shows a need for more than 6,000 newly qualified nurses in Southern California alone. Read More

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Northrop Grumman finds success collaborating with community colleges

Aerospace manufacturing manager talks about effort to boost SoCal regional workforce Read More

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Summit opening video sums up 2016 progress, kicks off 2017 work ahead

Opening video and closing words of this year's CA Economic Summit supplied springboard for solving big problems Read More

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New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley shares vision for California Community Colleges

Education leader talks about how the colleges can move more students into 21st century jobs Read More

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Tell Stories! 2016 Summit wraps with call to action for 2017

An inspiring request to show the rest of the country what's possible closed out the fifth annual Summit in Sacramento Read More

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California Economic Summit: Going Beyond Random Acts of Excellence

How the Summit provides a forum, outside the state capitol, for Californians to find common ground to solve problems Read More

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Summit: Strong supply of housing and water key to upward mobility in California

Public and private leaders came together to stress the urgency of state's housing crisis and persistent water issues  Read More

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California’s higher education leadership share Summit stage to talk upward mobility

California leaders at Summit tout needed investment & long-term planning for state's higher education system Read More

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Challenges of housing, workforce and water take spotlight on day one of 2016 Summit

Action teams gathered to brainstorm ideas to tackle premier problems putting a drag on California's upward mobility Read More

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California Economic Summit: Addressing income inequality is critical to California’s prosperity

Restoring CA dream will require taking on 3 big challenges: CA Fwd's Jim Mayer & Valley Vision's Bill Mueller Read More

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The next emerging issue: How can the Summit help create more middle-income jobs?

What the California Economic Summit do to help close the looming middle-income jobs gap featured at annual gathering Read More

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