California Economic Summit

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

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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

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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

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­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

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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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