Commentary

CalSavers: A Pathway to Secure Retirement for 7.5 Million Californians

State retirement program aims to serve over 40 percent of the state’s workforce Read More

Fresno to Host 2019 California Economic Summit

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom thanks Summit’s efforts to advance equitable and sustainable prosperity for all Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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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What is the Role of Higher Education in the Gig Economy?

Barriers can leave even college graduates left out of the growing gig economy  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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2018 Summit Preview: The One Million Challenges

With a new year and new governor, what's next in Summit housing, workforce, water, and middle-income job initiatives Read More

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2018 Summit Preview: Elevating the CA Dream. Ensuring Resiliency in Every Community.

Outlining a strategy to address rising costs, growing economic inequality, and expanding impacts of climate change Read More

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The Golden State’s economy shines brighter when rural California is thriving

Rural County Representatives of California leader shares the top three strategies for lifting up rural communities Read More

Hyper-local news station aims to better connect people with local issues

Programming focuses on in-depth reporting on Southern California policy and politics Read More

California Economic Summit Coming to Santa Rosa

California regional and state leaders gather to address key economic issues facing the Golden State 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

Addressing digital deserts of rural California can help lift entire economy

Less than half of rural households have adequate broadband access Read More

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Project for Cross Sector Leadership Launched at Pepperdine University

Program aims to link leaders across public and private boundaries to find solutions in chaotic times   Read More

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Three ways to elevate the economic portrait of rural California

How to spur prosperity in overlooked rural California and benefit the entire economy Read More

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VIDEO: How bridging the early childhood care gap helps elevate California

Expanding early education helps low-income families facing tough decisions on childcare, say advocates Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

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