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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

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

May Budget Revise: What about the economy?

In the flurry of questions faced by Gov. Jerry Brown as he announced his revised state budget today, one subject was noticeably absent: the economy Read More

Categories: Economy, State Budget

VIDEO: California looks to stem tide of fleeing film production jobs

California is facing stiff competition for its film shoots in the form of incentives and tax credits from a host of other states and counties. New legislation aims to address this, but will it be too little, too late? Read More

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Q&A: Dr. Yasmin Davidds on the strengths of Latina businesswomen

Recently in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the California Economic Summit, a group of Latina business and organizational leaders convened, each with their own story to tell. Read More

Categories: Californians, Economy

Governor’s proposal on Infrastructure Financing Districts needs bolstering

Read testimony provided to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on behalf our sister org the California Economic Summit that details exactly how IFD authority must be expanded in order to safeguard infrastructure financing and economic development Read More

Categories: Economy, Jerry Brown, State Budget

Why the governor’s budget makes California Economic Summit even more important

The Governor’s proposed budget is one of the few times every year voters can find out exactly the plan is for billions in new surpluses and how to keep the economic recovery churning Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, Economy, Jerry Brown, State Budget, Budget Reform, Jerry Brown, State Budget

Keeping all of California’s regions healthy key to the Summit

The summit — a collaboration of California Forward and the California Stewardship Network — attracted the geographic, economic and ethnic diversity that defines California.  Read More

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A conversation with Connie Rice on mass incarceration

Rice recently sat down with California Forward to discuss the award as well as her perspective on violence prevention and mass incarceration. Read More

Categories: Accountability, Crime, Economy

Citywide Wi-Fi in Los Angeles may be closer than you think

It’s because proposals and ideas like Blumenfield’s free wifi access will be a gateway to expanding open data efforts and availability Read More

Categories: Californians, Economy, Transparency

VIDEO: Sen. Steinberg on crucial link between economy and education

Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg offered his thoughts on how the Summit will help him advance his goals and priorities Read More

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Palo Alto receives honor for putting technology toward good governance

Palo Alto was recently recognized by the Center for Digital Government as the #1 Digital City in America for a city with population of less than 75,000 people Read More

Categories: Economy, Transparency

VIDEO: Recapping the California Economic Summit

An historic effort to not just maintain the state's economic recovery, but accelerate it, is underway. Read More

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Economic Summit Day 2: A tale of two Californians

The second day, and main event, focused on the emergence of a prosperous coastal California and a poverty-stricken inland California Read More

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Economic Summit Day 1: A social media summary

A brief glimpse into what attendees were saying on social media during the second annual California Economic Summit Read More

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California economy receives clout from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

With over 600,000 AAPI owned businesses, in the state, and sales and receipts totaling more than $182 billion annually, AAPI’s contribute significantly to a thriving economy. Read More

Categories: Californians, Economy

The Economic Summit nears, job creation improving?

How can we create more middle class jobs and maintain California’s economic competitiveness? Read More

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Rapid growth in ICT field California economy’s best kept secret

The first step in getting the word out was an October 30th webinar, which was the first of many bringing together economic big-shots from across the state to talk about what ICT is and how the skills involved will be the lifeblood of the California economy for years to come. Read More

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VIDEO: California’s economic recovery is a tale of two economies

When the recession hit in 2008, no region was exempt. Five years later, the state’s economy is improved, but not every region has bounced back in the same way. In fact, getting back to the "good old days" has been uneven.  Read More

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Video: Logistics key to Inland Empire’s continued economic success

Thanks to a public-private partnership, the historic Colton Crossing got a major facelift that will help ensure the long-term economic success of the region Read More

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