Reporting: Economy Archives

California farmers unite to adapt to climate change

Farmer-led group is collaborating to seek out innovations worldwide to tackle the potential impact of climate change on agriculture in California and nationwide. Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

VIDEO: Long Beach city councilman asks residents how they would spend $250,000

Less than three months into his first term, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson is already proving he’s not afraid to shake up City Hall. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Reader Poll

Bill signed by governor creates workforce data “dashboard” to improve education

Effort will look at student progress before and after graduation to track the effectiveness of how the state is preparing workers.  Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Regional Economies, Education, Transparency

Reader Poll: Millennials optimistic about future but down on present economy

The biggest, most diverse generation has witnessed the boom and bust of recent years. Not surprisingly, they're worried about their economic future. An economic summit in Los Angeles this week looked to start a conversation on making a difference in that outlook. Read More

Categories: Economy, Californians, Millennials

Don’t call “government innovation” in California an oxymoron

On Tuesday in the Capitol, the Committee on the Awards for Innovations in Higher Education outlined its plans for allocating $50 million to community colleges and universities Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment

STEAM-powered carnival seeks to create tomorrow’s engineers

A new kind of show is coming to town. But instead of being wowed by lion tamers and cycling clowns, a group of mad scientists entertain the future of technology. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

What Tesla’s choosing of Nevada over California really means

Tesla’s decision to build its $5 billion gigafactory in Reno, Nev. is disappointing – but not the loss decried by its harshest critics Read More

Categories: Economy

Lawmakers approve legislation giving cities more robust tools for building infrastructure

The power of local financing can fund roads, transit-oriented housing and much more Read More

Categories: Economy

VIDEO: California Economic Summit’s Capitol Day recap

For three years now, the California Ecnomic Summit has been an ongoing partnership between Calfornia Forward and the California Stewardship Network to gather like minds and stakeholders with the singular goal of advancing the state's economy in a thoughtful, methodical and logical way Read More

Categories: Economy

California film and TV tax credits heading to Hollywood ending?

The entertainment industry, which has been perceived statewide as largely a Los Angeles-based industry, will send its production anywhere Read More

Categories: Economy

Water bond deal is done. But will it actually improve California’s water system?

What's in, what's not and maximizing return on water investment Read More

Categories: Economy

Summit Capitol Day takes stage today in Sacramento

A full day of action highlights water, housing, infrastructure and workforce issues and their relationship to restoring luster to California's recovering economy Read More

Categories: Economy

Reader Poll: Your thoughts on tax incentives as economic drivers?

State and local governments often use tax incentives like those mentioned above to attract or retain existing businesses and create jobs. But is it the best strategy for growth? Read More

Categories: Economy, Reader Poll

With water bond down to the wire, CA Fwd endorses Water Fix Coalition framework

California needs not just smarter water investments but smarter governance. Read More

Categories: Economy, Leadership Council, Tom McKernan, Infrastructure, Tom McKernan

What’s in store on Capitol Day: How to make the promise of SB 375 a reality

With a projected population of 50 million over the next three decades, we can't sprawl our way to prosperity Read More

Categories: Economy

California Economic Summit releases how-to guide on proposed new infrastructure financing tools

Ideas and new thinking empowers local leaders to address infrastructure issues within their jurisdiction Read More

Categories: Economy

What’s in store on Capitol Day: How to ensure California’s water sustainability

Conversation will surround one of state's most complex issues and its dramatic impact on California's economy Read More

Categories: Economy

What’s in store on Capitol Day: How to train workers for new economy

Bridging the skills and poverty gaps just one topic on tap Read More

Categories: Economy

Watching two issues vital to California prosperity: manufacturing and water

Effects of drought and manufacturing on the California economy get a status update. Read More

Categories: Economy

Reform success shows California governable and no longer broken

The effects of elections and budget reform can't be ignored but there's also more work to be done to improve government and the economy here. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Governance Reform, Economy, Tom McKernan, Budget Reform, State Budget, Budget Reform, Elections, Governance Reform, State Budget, Tom McKernan

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