2017 Economic Summit Recap

2017 Economic Summit Recap

Focus on upward mobility and higher education marked statewide gathering - Plus the 2018 Summit location announced

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy

CA Economic Summit looking at improving urban-rural economic links and growing better-paying jobs inland

Download the 2017 Summit Playbook

Download the 2017 Summit Playbook

Read the official 2017 Summit policy guide for rebuilding upward mobility in California

CA Fwd is a Catalyst for a Better California. To Restore the CA Dream, We Must...

"For California to remain an innovative powerhouse, it is dependent on a college educated workforce."

- CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

"For the Golden State to be golden, all of the state has to be golden"

- Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton

"Our success could inspire a different course for the nation..."

- Ashley Swearengin & Dave Regan

"...a simple matter of ensuring that all children, even those born into poor families, are afforded the same opportunity..."

- David B. Grusky, Stanford

News & Commentary

New California mental health roadmap recommends alternate routes away from incarceration


Commission report calls for maximizing diversion away from criminal justice system for people in mental health crisis Read More

Riverside County finds success, earns praise in justice system change effort


State's influential CSAC organization hears about county's data-driven work to lower jail populations Read More

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VIDEO: Reviving the California Dream needs elevated solutions & leaders


As 2018 approaches, are we ready to Elevate CA? Read More

VIDEO: How higher education can still deliver on the California Dream


The California Economic Summit is helping connect workforce development to the state's education systems Read More