Commentary

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Jim Mayer, Budget Reform

Reading to their children helps incarcerated parents maintain a powerful connection

Program allows parents in San Bernardino jails to record themselves reading books and sharing personal messages Read More

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

Lenny Mendonca To Lead California’s Economic Development Efforts

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom appoints CA Fwd co-chair to drive job creation Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Democracy Won Big in 2018

Voters across the country this year approved election reforms driven by nonpartisan, solution-minded organizations Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Elections

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Reentry program offers San Bernardino County inmates a chance to stop cycle of incarceration

Goal is to add S.T.A.R.T teams in each county jail to connect inmates with services before release Read More

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

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in

The gig economy needs a rethinking so that it works for humans in the face of AI and other changes Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Education

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

VIDEO: CA Economic Summit brings together California leaders in divisive times

Watch leaders from around the state talk about the value of the Summit during the 2018 statewide gathering Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Strategies to end child poverty take center stage as California Legislature reconvenes

Report: State could save $12 billion a year under new plan to lift one million children above the poverty line Read More

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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

Categories: Elevate CA

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

Categories: California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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