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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

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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

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California communities taking stock of immigration crackdown’s economic impact

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

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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

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CA Fwd Comment on Governor Newsom’s State of the State

More housing and better workforce preparation mark important areas of alignment with CA Fwd and Economic Summit work Read More

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Newsom Economic Chief Briefs CA Fwd and CA Stewardship Network Leaders on Budget Priorities

Lenny Mendonca emphasized making the California Dream available for all is the Administration's framework for economic development Read More

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New “Strong Start Index” Designed to Help California’s Children to Thrive and Succeed

Data tool will link info gathered about every child at birth to analyze the resources available in California communities Read More

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A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

CA Fwd analysis: Major elements of the Roadmap align with the proposed budget plan released by the Governor Read More

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Newsom’s budget is a roadmap – with a vision and the right next steps

Every new budget is a chance to improve how we govern and responsibly respond to challenges Read More

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Summit releases 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity to take on “defining challenge of our time”

The new Roadmap captures the best ideas from every region to outline comprehensive, triple bottom line solutions that take on California's major economic challenges. Read More

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VIDEO: CA Economic Summit aiming to renew the promise of a CA Dream for all

The 2018 Summit came to wildfire-ravaged Sonoma County to talk about building resilience across every region of California Read More

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Momentum building for strategies that renew promise of the California Dream for all

Legislature's anti-poverty task force recommendations, paired with new and innovative initiatives, mark a path forward Read More

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View from the Summit: Helping regions stay resilient and rise together

Day Two of CA Economic Summit honored stewards of California and workforce partnerships elevating Californians Read More

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View from the Summit: Resiliency in the wake of fires and more brings focus, urgency to work

Day One of the 2018 CA Economic Summit introduced new economic priorities for the year and poignant reminders of dislocation  Read More

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Keeping the CA Dream alive and thriving in the Central Valley

How can the Valley lure more business and turn around some of the problems of rural California? Read More

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As Fires Burn: It’s Time to Take Climate Change Seriously in Rural California

More than half of the state’s forestland may need treatment—an opportunity to grow jobs Read More

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Resilient rural communities built on upgraded infrastructure, faster broadband for all

Any prescription to elevate California's rural areas should include improvements to digital and traditional infrastructure Read More

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Wanted: Programs like these training CA’s next generation of skilled workers

Four partnerships earned CA Economic Summit awards for responding to workforce needs in their region Read More

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How innovative wood products could help cut California wildfires, advance forest resiliency and economic prosperity

Restoration of state's forested lands will play a critical role in its overall environmental, social and economic well-being Read More

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Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state

Smaller, dispersed communities struggle to meet current and future water needs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Environment

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