CA Fwd News & Insights

Disney to Sponsor 2019 PIE Contest at the California Economic Summit

Contest honors public-private partnerships focused on workforce development Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission Applications Open

How to participate in the state's redistricting process, an election reform that's been a model for the country Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Civic Engagement, Elections, Proposition 11, Elections

CA Fwd and California Stewardship Network integrating to power prosperity across state’s regions

Newly strengthened organization will promote opportunities for all Californians and improved government performance Read More

Rim Fire tour provides striking view of California’s wildfire challenges

Coming face to face with fire devastation and current conditions of the state's forest were a stark reminder of the need for collaboration Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Resiliency, Wildfires

Congratulations to CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Board of Governors extends the contract of the Chancellor who has made increasing earning power of graduates a priority Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

The Fight to End Poverty in California Knows No Season

Low-income Californians fail to claim $2 billion via Earned Income Tax Credits that could otherwise help them afford life’s basic needs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit

New initiative launched to elevate ideas from inland regions and build a comprehensive economic plan Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective

How the Legislature can improve on the promise of California’s Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide

Priority should be placed on equitable broadband access, not the next big thing for the fortunate few Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

2019 PIE Contest looking for successful workforce partnerships in California

CA Economic Summit's third annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially begins Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Education

CA Fwd’s Mayer to become Senior Fellow; Weinberg to be CEO

Bay Area Council Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg To Succeed Jim Mayer as CEO Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Leadership Council, Jim Mayer

A model for achieving housing goals takes shape in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, the County and employers advance plans for recovering homes lost in fires, dealing with larger housing crisis Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: How California business and nonprofits are adapting post-wildfires

Disasters have become part of the new normal, but the lessons learned by the public and private sectors are invaluable Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Sonoma County builds framework for resiliency after destructive wildfires

Plan includes improving warning systems, retrofitting homes, and upgrading utility infrastructure Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

One Powerful Insight and Three Urgent Workforce Priorities

How to transform workforce development to better serve the millions of Californians unemployed, underemployed or stuck in low-wage jobs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Change is happening in Fresno schools and the workplace

How project-based learning can build a stronger workforce better than the sage on the stage Read More

California communities taking stock of immigration crackdown’s economic impact

Discussion in Los Angeles explored workforce issues related to the policy battles Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

LISTEN: Newsom economic chief Lenny Mendonca talks taxes and beer with Capitol Weekly

Former CA Fwd co-chair featured on podcast, discussing reinventing economic development and the future of California's high speed rail Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Lenny Mendonca

The CASA Compact is the “all of the above” strategy the Bay Area needs to address its housing crisis

CA Fwd Leadership Council endorses plan to increase production, protect residents, and bring housing costs down. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California State Auditor Launches 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission Selection Process

Outreach for citizens to apply to help redraw election boundaries kicked off in Sacramento Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Proposition 11, Elections

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