Economy

Responsible Economic Stimulus: A Better Future for All

Investment in socially responsible businesses big and small shows a different way to promote equity Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility

UC President on building a roadmap to success for first-generation students and more Californians Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy, Education

Elevate CA: Lift Up California Millennials With Higher Education

Student debt, high living costs sap generation's potential. Here's one way to invest in their success. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Education

Report: Workforce gap in L.A. region in means thousands of middle-skills jobs could go unfilled

Talent gap and an aging population are upping the demand for more workers in middle-skills jobs in mid-income range Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class

Businesses with increased employee decision-making are more stable and profitable Read More

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Why unions and the private sector should work together as partners in job creation

How both groups must change in order to collaborate and reinvigorate the California Dream Read More

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Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More jobs are in software development than on the production line. Here's how the CSU system is adapting to help students succeed. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians

Central Valley college district program designed to attract workers looking to move up in their industry Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California

Economic issues and disparities in Bay Area cut across local borders. Solutions should, too. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility

Increasing the working age population is the best equity strategy. And it's everyone's responsibility Read More

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Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Education

Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses and workers outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

Innovative program retrains workers, requires putting in work at nonprofits

Fellowship shows older workers how to build career skills and provides free job-search services Read More

Categories: Economy

Governor Brown goes to Washington

California's governor sent message to President Trump about where they could work together and where they may clash Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Jerry Brown, Jim Mayer, Lenny Mendonca

California Community Colleges launch biomanufacturing bachelor degree program

To match workforce needs, two colleges worked together to offer a four-year biotech and biomanufacturing degree Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

Commentary: Fighting Poverty in America

Too often poverty initiatives are not tailored to local community needs and not driven by evidence of effective outcomes. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Economy, Regional Economies, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

New report shares progress on California Economic Summit’s 2016 goals

Looking ahead to 2016 Summit, leaders are taking stock of goals to produce one million more skilled workers, homes, and acre-feet of water over the next decade. Read More

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CA Fwd’s Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

Innovative leader in public higher education will become the first Latino to helm the 113-college system Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Leadership Council, Education, Leadership Council

California workforce training gets $200 million boost from budget

State budget passage means community college CTE programs will get a much needed upgrade on how the colleges train to meet demands.  Read More

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After unlikely climb to lead UPS operations, exec shares concern about California’s skills gap

California needs to produce more middle-skill workers says Noel Massie who worked his way up from part-time truck loader to operations manager for U.S. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

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