California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

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

Staying the course on most of the budget, governor turns aggressive on housing crisis

In budget proposal update, Brown outlines a collection of state and local actions to speed up housing construction Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, State Budget

VIDEO: Matching scale of California’s housing crisis requires all-of-the-above strategy

Coalition making case for tackling housing affordability and supply for more Californians Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy

­Senator Feinstein Joins California Economic Summit

Organized by CA Fwd and the California Stewardship Network, Summit will gather for the fifth annual statewide meeting in Sacramento in December. Read More

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Don’t forget the median wage—and higher

Once the minimum wage debate is complete, California should also talk as much about a workforce development investment strategy to help people move above minimum wage. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Summit pushes Legislature to advance workforce training ideas in this year’s budget

Ensuring recommendations of a task force on workforce are adopted in this year’s state budget is a top priority for the California Economic Summit in 2016. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

VIDEO: New Speaker Rendon says California needs to do more to address workforce problem

Southern California Assemblymember says California should move faster to close workforce skills gap. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Anthony Rendon

California Housing Shortage Getting More Attention

California's housing shortage is getting more attention as supply falls far below the demand. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search

The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, School Governance, Education

California Economic Summit launches One Million Challenges in 2016 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

Updated Roadmap lays out what the Summit aims to accomplish this year in areas vital to expanding sustainable economic growth in every region. Read More

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Governor doubles down on improving workforce pipeline in proposed budget

A California Economic Summit approach to boosting workforce training in the state would get a shot in the arm via Jerry Brown's budget.  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, State Budget

Ever Forward: CA Fwd’s 2015 Year in Review

Look back at a productive year for California Forward in its goal to make the California Dream more attainable for all.  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Education, Elections, LCFF, Transparency

VIDEO: CSU Chancellor on how California’s higher education is an economic priority

Chancellor White lays out how California higher education can support businesses and vice versa. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

VIDEO: What leaders are saying about the California Economic Summit

At CA Fwd's Economic Summit, leaders from around the state told us what they thought of the Summit process and its priorities for the coming year. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

Paul Granillo: California Comes to the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire had a chance to show the region's promise and challenges at CA Fwd's California Economic Summit--and it took full advantage of it. Read More

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VIDEO: Californians take action at 2015 Economic Summit

Hear what people said about CA Fwd's Economic Summit and how it's working toward the goal of shared prosperity for all Californians. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Attendees give California Economic Summit big thumbs up

88 percent percent of those surveyed said they made a commitment at the Summit to help advance one of the One Million Challenges over the next year. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

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