California Economic Summit

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

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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

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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

VIDEO: Why California’s housing crisis needs all hands on deck

Expert shares ideas about what it will take for California to match scale of housing crisis Read More

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SoCal collaboration creating a “Made to Order” aerospace workforce for region

Southern California manufacturing giant working with local college and community to close regional skills gaps Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

VIDEO: The Maddy Report previews 2016 California Economic Summit

CA Fwd President Jim Mayer breaks down the Summit and its mission dedicated to California's regional economies Read More

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VIDEO: How California housing crisis adds to public health problems

Inability of Californians to pay for housing in their communities impacts their health and more Read More

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Fifth annual California Economic Summit to focus on pathways out of poverty

Registration open for state's foremost effort linking regional economies to a strategy for shared prosperity Read More

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How California’s housing affordability gap can strain family health

The struggle to cover housing needs and other costs can lead to toxic levels of stress and poor decision making Read More

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California Community Colleges partner with private sector to train needed energy workforce

California's energy goals will require more advanced energy workers to fill gaps in workforce needs Read More

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Toolkit offers 15 ways to match the scale of California’s housing crisis

New report calculates how many new housing units a range of options could produce Read More

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Growing affordability crisis is focus of Southern California Housing Summit

CA Fwd will join statewide group of homebuilders, planners, and Southern California officials to tackle the "cost of not housing" at regional gathering Read More

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Registration launches for 2016 California Economic Summit in Sacramento

CA Fwd and partners inviting leaders to fifth annual Summit in the state capitol to expand shared prosperity in all regions. Read More

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VIDEO: California’s affordable housing crisis from residents’ perspective

Two formerly homeless Californians share their story about getting into permanent housing and the need for more Read More

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Commentary: Fighting Poverty in America

Too often poverty initiatives are not tailored to local community needs and not driven by evidence of effective outcomes. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Economy, Regional Economies, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

New report shares progress on California Economic Summit’s 2016 goals

Looking ahead to 2016 Summit, leaders are taking stock of goals to produce one million more skilled workers, homes, and acre-feet of water over the next decade. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy

CA Fwd’s Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

Innovative leader in public higher education will become the first Latino to helm the 113-college system Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Leadership Council, Education, Leadership Council

California workforce training gets $200 million boost from budget

State budget passage means community college CTE programs will get a much needed upgrade on how the colleges train to meet demands.  Read More

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After unlikely climb to lead UPS operations, exec shares concern about California’s skills gap

California needs to produce more middle-skill workers says Noel Massie who worked his way up from part-time truck loader to operations manager for U.S. Read More

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Op-Ed: When community colleges join forces, student opportunities abound

How regionalism and collaboration between industry and colleges produce stronger skills for students to take to the workforce Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

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