Commentary

No one is coming to the rescue to solve California’s housing crisis. So let’s do it ourselves.

Even with all the housing bills signed into law last year, the governor and Legislature missed the opportunity to sufficiently respond to the crisis Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: The California Economic Summit—Five years on and poised for more growth

Watch our video wrap-up of the 2016 Summit which drew more than 500 Californians to refine a roadmap to shared prosperity Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Specialty nurse shortage prompts program promoting “high fidelity” training

Data shows a need for more than 6,000 newly qualified nurses in Southern California alone. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

CA Fwd showed how to make progress in divisive year of politics

2016 successes in transparency and accountability show potential for gains in 2017 Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Project aims to help prevent Californians from violating political ethics rules

State political watchdog enforces rules hundreds of times a year but reform project looks to help reduce those violations Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act

Northrop Grumman finds success collaborating with community colleges

Aerospace manufacturing manager talks about effort to boost SoCal regional workforce Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

National legal writing expert applies “plain-English” principles to California reform project

How to bring clarity to state's complex political ethics rules Read More

Categories: Democracy, Political Reform Act, Accountability, Transparency

Summit opening video sums up 2016 progress, kicks off 2017 work ahead

Opening video and closing words of this year's CA Economic Summit supplied springboard for solving big problems Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley shares vision for California Community Colleges

Education leader talks about how the colleges can move more students into 21st century jobs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

Tell Stories! 2016 Summit wraps with call to action for 2017

An inspiring request to show the rest of the country what's possible closed out the fifth annual Summit in Sacramento Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California Economic Summit: Going Beyond Random Acts of Excellence

How the Summit provides a forum, outside the state capitol, for Californians to find common ground to solve problems Read More

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Summit: Strong supply of housing and water key to upward mobility in California

Public and private leaders came together to stress the urgency of state's housing crisis and persistent water issues  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California’s higher education leadership share Summit stage to talk upward mobility

California leaders at Summit tout needed investment & long-term planning for state's higher education system Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Challenges of housing, workforce and water take spotlight on day one of 2016 Summit

Action teams gathered to brainstorm ideas to tackle premier problems putting a drag on California's upward mobility Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Substance abuse treatment to expand in Riverside County

Low-income residents and ex-offenders will benefit from improved and expanded treatment options Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

California Economic Summit: Addressing income inequality is critical to California’s prosperity

Restoring CA dream will require taking on 3 big challenges: CA Fwd's Jim Mayer & Valley Vision's Bill Mueller Read More

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The next emerging issue: How can the Summit help create more middle-income jobs?

What the California Economic Summit do to help close the looming middle-income jobs gap featured at annual gathering Read More

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The One Million Homes Challenge: How to advance the Summit’s “all of the above” solution

To help the millions of Californians afford housing, coalition created a framework to build more homes of all types Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

The One Million Worker Challenge: Where the Summit will go next after year of success

California industries from health care to manufacturing can’t find enough skilled workers Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

The One Million More Acre-Feet Challenge: How the Summit aims to help restore California’s water balance

California's water systems have been aging and overtaxed for decades even before latest bought of drought Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Infrastructure

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