Commentary

Op-ed: Preparing workers in California at the speed of business

California -- of all states – should be leading the nation on delivering on preparing a workforce for the 21st century. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Don’t forget the median wage—and higher

Once the minimum wage debate is complete, California should also talk as much about a workforce development investment strategy to help people move above minimum wage. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Summit pushes Legislature to advance workforce training ideas in this year’s budget

Ensuring recommendations of a task force on workforce are adopted in this year’s state budget is a top priority for the California Economic Summit in 2016. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

VIDEO: California’s housing shortage on Assembly Speaker Rendon’s radar

New Assembly leader confident of housing deal in Legislature this year.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies, Anthony Rendon

VIDEO: Storage a key part of California water solutions says new Speaker Rendon

Water bond author and SoCal Assemblymember talks infrastructure priorities in state's water system.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Anthony Rendon

VIDEO: New Speaker Rendon says California needs to do more to address workforce problem

Southern California Assemblymember says California should move faster to close workforce skills gap. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Anthony Rendon

Environmental symposium to tackle California land use, water and CEQA

Planning and Conservation League meeting looks to stimulate conversation about three challenges vital to California.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

California Housing Shortage Getting More Attention

California's housing shortage is getting more attention as supply falls far below the demand. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy

VIDEO: How California can make it easier to do business

Assemblymember talks about how streamlining regulations could help boost economic outcomes for all Californians Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

VIDEO: Local control of Ontario Airport could mean more Inland Empire jobs

As final agreement handing control of the airport to a local authority is wrapped up, we asked a local Assemblymember what the transfer means for jobs. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Governor doubles down on improving workforce pipeline in proposed budget

A California Economic Summit approach to boosting workforce training in the state would get a shot in the arm via Jerry Brown's budget.  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, State Budget

VIDEO: What leaders are saying about the California Economic Summit

At CA Fwd's Economic Summit, leaders from around the state told us what they thought of the Summit process and its priorities for the coming year. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

Paul Granillo: California Comes to the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire had a chance to show the region's promise and challenges at CA Fwd's California Economic Summit--and it took full advantage of it. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

VIDEO: Californians take action at 2015 Economic Summit

Hear what people said about CA Fwd's Economic Summit and how it's working toward the goal of shared prosperity for all Californians. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Attendees give California Economic Summit big thumbs up

88 percent percent of those surveyed said they made a commitment at the Summit to help advance one of the One Million Challenges over the next year. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges

Smart and steady reform effort needs to be sustained – and replicated to help government adapt to a rapidly changing California. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Economy, Regional Economies, Government, Education, Governance Reform

Summit generated ideas to better manage California’s long-term water issues

Attendees put their heads together to create real actions to conserve, capture and reuse 1 million acre-feet of water every year. Read More

Categories: Economy

Summit sharpened strategies to take on California’s affordable housing crisis

Action plan to address challenge to build 1 million more affordable homes emerged from Day 2 of the 2015 California Economic Summit in Ontario. Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

Economic Summit creates action plan to train one million more skilled workers

Attendees brainstormed strategies to close the skills gap and improve California's workforce which could have a shortage of 1 million credentialed workers over the next decade. Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

California Economic Summit sets bold goals for year ahead

Presented by CA Fwd, the fourth statewide gathering focused on regional, sustainable growth addressed three major challenges: Water, Workforce and Housing.  Read More

Categories: Economy

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