Commentary

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

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

John Chiang Elected Co-Chair of California Forward Leadership Council — And Shares Thoughts on Big Issues Facing California

Former State Controller and State Treasurer joins organization working to advance economic growth, ensure environmental quality, and provide opportunity for all. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Leadership Council, Leadership Council

Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path

Increasing cyber threats are expanding the skilled worker demand in the sector, creating big opportunities for grads Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: Lenny Mendonca Shares Newsom Administration Priorities

Housing and workforce top an agenda aimed at restoring upward mobility Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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

Categories: Elevate CA

Released from jail and earning a high school diploma, these students take a big step toward a new life

San Bernardino County program hosts a charter school on site at probation reporting centers Read More

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

VIDEO: California saw more women elected to office but new and old challenges remain

Controller Betty Yee and California Women Lead's Rachel Michelin discuss the future of better representation of women in leadership Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

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